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Análise Psicológica

versão impressa ISSN 0870-8231

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BORGES, Ana Inês; MANSO, Dina Susana; TOME, Gina  e  MATOS, Margarida Gaspar de. Ansiedade e coping em crianças e adolescentes: Diferenças relacionadas com a idade e género. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.4, pp.551-561. ISSN 0870-8231.

The relations between anxiety and coping strategies and the differences of this constructs in function of age and gender had been studied in a sample of 916 adolescents, students of schools from different points of the country, with a average of ages of 14,4 years (DP=2,62), of which 45,7% belonged to masculine gender and 54,3% to the feminine gender. The used measures of evaluation had been the Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children - MASC (March, 1997) and the Coping Responses Inventory - Youth Form - CRI-Y (Moos, 1993). The results had indicated that the oldest adolescents and girls present higher levels of anxiety and use more strategies of coping, when compared with young adolescents and boys. Equally a positive correlation between the anxiety and coping was found, and a positive correlation between age and coping, where the use of the strategies of coping increases with the age. The results had been argued according to the literature and its implications for the practical clinic.

Palavras-chave : Adolescents; Anxiety; Children; Coping strategies.

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