Acta Colombiana de Psicología
versão impressa ISSN 0123-9155
ISAZA VALENCIA, LAURA e HENAO LOPEZ, GLORIA CECILIA. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL FAMILY CLIMATE AND SOCIAL SKILLS PERFORMANCE IN BOYS AND GIRLS BETWEEN TWO AND THREE YEARS OF AGE. Act.Colom.Psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.14, n.1, pp. 19-30. ISSN 0123-9155.
This research aimed to study the social climate of a group of families and its relationship with social skills performance of 108 children between the ages of two and three. Social climate was assessed from three dimensions: relationships, development and stability; and social development through six social codes. The research was descriptive correlational. In order to assess the family social climate, the Social Climate Scale was used; and to assess social skills, the Social Skills Questionnaire was administered. Results showed that cohesive families, those with a democratic trend characterized by allowing communication spaces, using expressions of affection and managing clear standards generate a wide repertoire of social skills; whereas families with a disciplined structure, characterized by authoritarian actions of the parents, are associated with lower levels of social performance in boys and girls. A similar situation was evidenced in families with a structure without orientation, characterized by the limited amount of clear standards and a high expression of affection and satisfaction of their sons and daughters' desires.
Palavras-chave : family context; family social climate; social skills.