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NAVA QUIROZ, Carlos  and  VEGA VALERO, Cynthia Zaira. Social network dynamics and psychological alteration in adolescents without family of origin. Diversitas [online]. 2008, vol.4, n.2, pp. 417-425. ISSN 1794-9998.

This work was to conduct a study with samples of adolescents. One sample was integrated by adolescents who lived with their families while in a second sample they didn’t live with them. With regard to the social network and psychological alteration variables (depression) and to prove the relative value of the dynamic properties of the social network to describe and to predict emotional alteration. 61 adolescents participated, 31 were from the prison Readaptation and 30 were students. The confined adolescents showed more depression than student, and obtained higher scores in the Index of Family Relationships and in the Quality social network. The above-mentioned results suggest that when some component of the social network is altered, this fact generates problems of psychological alteration, such depression, and this has an impact in the measures of the social network.

Keywords : Social network; Quiality Network; Depression; Adolescents; Origin family.

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