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MARIN, Angela Helena; TEIXEIRA, Thaís Pinto  and  GHEDIN, Dienifer Mattos. Like our mothers?: Mother-child's emotional and behavior problems and child school performance. Pensando fam. [online]. 2020, vol.24, n.1, pp.113-127. ISSN 1679-494X.

The objective of the present study was assessing the association between indicators of emotional and behavioral problems perceived by mothers about themselves and their children, and their interrelationship with children's school performance. A correlational research was carried out, in which 45 children, enrolled in Elementary School, and their mothers participated, accessed by convenience in two municipal schools in São Leopoldo/RS, who answered the Family Sociodemographic Data Questionnaire, Adult Self-Report (ASR), Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and School Performance Test. The results showed positive associations between internalizing and externalizing problems for children and mothers. Isolation/depression symptoms and thinking problems would be negatively associated with school performance, while social problems were related to poor reading performance. Such findings indicate that emotional and adult behavioral aspects affect mental health and child learning.

Keywords : Emotional problems; Behavior problems; School performance.

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