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ALVAO, Maureanna Cardoso  and  CAVALCANTE, Lília Iêda Chaves. Daily transitions between home and school: activities and relationships of children in these ecological contexts. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.2, pp. 631-651. ISSN 1808-4281.

The purpose of this study was to examine the environmental changes, activities, relationships and roles that mark the beginning of children's school life as they are perceived by themselves. A total of 46 children were interviewed, ages ranging from 3 years to 4 and all of them studying at the same public school in Belém, PA. The results revealed that the children demonstrated both a sense of well-being/joy (mother and other relatives involvement in daily routines, relationships created in the school environment) and ill-being/sorrow (pain complaints and other illness symptoms, references to violence) regarding going to school and going back home. This study may be useful to expand knowledge about this ecological transition and other ones experienced in childhood with emphasis on the child's adaptation process at the beginning of school life.

Keywords : ecological transition; child; activities; relationships.

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