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SOUZA, Fernanda R. de  and  MOSMANN, Clarisse P.. Children and adolescents sent to psychotherapy by their school: perceptions of parents and teachers. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2013, vol.14, n.2, pp. 39-54. ISSN 1677-2970.

The aim of this study was to investigate, compare and contrast the perceptions of parents and teachers about emotional and behavioral issues of children and adolescents sent to psychotherapy by four elementary schools in Sapiranga/RS, and conduct a comparative evaluation concerning gender. A quantitative and comparative study was made. Amongst participants, there were 80 mothers, 16 fathers and 50 teachers of 87 children / adolescents from four different elementary schools. Parents and teachers answered a questionnaire on sociodemographic data. The Child Behavior Checklist (6/18 years) was applied for parents, whereas Teacher Rating Form for teachers. Results show no considerable differences on the assessment of emotional and behavioral issues of children among parents. Nevertheless, tests scores showed a significant disagreement among parents and teachers. It is supposed these evaluation differences arise from contexts which participants are involved and from relational particularities that both parents and teachers establish with children and adolescents.

Keywords : behavior issues; parental agreement; teachers.

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