Revista Latinoamericana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0120-0534
ESCOBAR, Milagros; TRIANES, María Victoria; FERNANDEZ-BAENA, Francisco Javier e MIRANDA PAEZ, Jesús. Relationships between School Peer Acceptance and Socioemotional Maladjustment, Daily Stress, and Coping. rev.latinoam.psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.42, n.3, pp. 469-479. ISSN 0120-0534.
This study examines the association of peer acceptance with different indexes of socio-emotional maladjustment, daily stress, and coping styles in school students, including gender and age differences. The sample consists of 392 schoolchildren aged from 9 to 12. Results show significant negative correlations of peer acceptance with emotional maladjustment indexes and daily stress. In addition, it shows a significant positive correlation with reference-toothers coping style. Results also indicate gender and age differences, specifically the relationships between peer acceptance and the different self-assessed measures, which are more significant among the girls' subgroup, and among the 10 and 12 year old subgroups. Finally, we emphasize the need to apply these results as a baseline for educational psychology interventions to prevent development of emotional maladjustment in childhood.
Palavras-chave : peer acceptance; emotional maladjustment; daily stress; coping; school students.