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MACHADO, Jéssica Costa; ZAPPE, Jana Gonçalves  and  DIAS, Ana Cristina Garcia. Relationships between self-esteem, self-efficacy and perceptions about school in adolescents in conflict with the law. Rev. SPAGESP [online]. 2020, vol.21, n.1, pp. 6-20. ISSN 1677-2970.

This study aimed to know the perception of adolescents in conflict with the law on personal aspects and school variables. Participants were 69 male adolescents who underwent socio-educational measures, aged between 12 and 20 years, who answered the Brazilian Youth Questionnaire. 93.2% of the adolescents had already failed school and 58.9% had been banned from school. However, they showed high means concerning their relationship with school (M=3,06; SD=1,06), self-esteem (M=3,90; SD=0,83) and self- efficacy (M=3,23; SD=0,67). Despite the high levels of school failure and expulsion, personal aspects related to school were satisfactory. Investments in public policies to overcome the precarious contexts in which they live may benefit them due to the resilience capacity identified.

Keywords : Adolescents in conflict with the law; School; Self-esteem; Self-efficacy.

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