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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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ONGARATTO, Geisa Locatelli; GRAZZIOTIN, Jucelaine Bier Di Domenico  and  SCORTEGAGNA, Silvana Alba. Social skills and self-esteem in the elderly participants in social groups. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2016, vol.10, n.2, pp. 12-20. ISSN 1982-1247.

The aim of this study was to investigate the social skills and self-esteem in the elderly participants in social groups and to verify the correlation among the variables of the instruments used. Participated of the study 104 individuals between 45 and 85 years of age (M=66,9; SD=8,4) divided into two groups: 52 participants in social groups, and 52 non-participants in social groups. The instruments used were a questionnaire on sociodemographic and health characterization, the Social Skills Inventory (SSI-Del Prette) and the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSS). The results showed that older participants had higher social skills (F2 affection, F3 communication, F4 new situations and F5 agressiveness) and self-esteem, and also there was a significant correlation in the overall score (r=0,46), F2 (r=0,53), F3 (r=0,36) and F5 (r=0,39) of the social skills with the self-esteem.

Keywords : saúde mental; envelhecimento humano; relações interpessoais; mental health; human aging; interpersonal relationships.

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