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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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FELICIANO, Inês Paulo  and  AFONSO, Rosa Marina. Study about self-esteem in adolescents between 12 and 17 years old. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.2, pp.252-265. ISSN 1645-0086.

The objectives of this study are: (1) evaluate and compare the values of self-esteem in the different stages of adolescence (early adolescence, middle adolescence and final adolescence) and (2) verifying the existence of differences in self-esteem of adolescents by gender, social context, intention of enter a higher education and sport practice. The instruments used in this investigation were a Sociodemographic Questionnaire and the Escala de Auto-Apreciação Pessoal ou Auto-Estima (Ribeiro, 2003). A sample of 360 adolescents between 12 and 17 years old was collected. The results suggest that the adolescents with higher self-esteem are older, male, from the urban context and attend the 11th grade and practiced sport.

Keywords : adolescence; self-esteem; stages of adolescence.

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