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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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SALGADO, Fellipe Soares; BAZON, Marina Rezende  and  KOMATSU, André Vilela. Maltreatment among female adolescents in private and public education. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2017, vol.10, n.2, pp. 250-263. ISSN 1983-8220.

Due to age and gender, female adolescents are especially vulnerable to violence, particularly to maltreatment (the violence in the interpersonal relationships). The aim of this study was to describe/characterize the occurrence of maltreatment among female students (n=1,174), aged 11 to 18 years, through the Brazilian Child Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ-Br). Considering all the adolescents, 87% of private schools and 93% of public school indicated some abuse, especially Emotional Abuse and Emotional Neglect, existing for the majority co-occurrences/polyvictimization. The total score on the instrument was significantly higher in public schools, as was the proportion of abuses and/or neglect at moderate/severe levels. The results indicate a large percentage of maltreated adolescents and a greater vulnerability of those in public schools, considering the school type as an indicator of socioeconomic class. These can help discussions on public policies prevention and coping with violence.

Keywords : Adolescentes; Gênero; Maus-tratos; Abusos; Negligências.

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