versão impressa ISSN 1657-9267
ARAUJO DE MORAIS, NORMANDA; KOLLER, SÍLVIA HELENA e RAFFAELLI, MARCELA. Eventos Estressores e Indicadores de Ajustamento entre Adolescentes em Situação de Vulnerabilidade Social no Brasil. Univ. Psychol. [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.3, pp. 787-806. ISSN 1657-9267.
This study aimed to characterize different profiles of children and adolescents (11-18 years old), living in situations of social vulnerability (one group of street children and adolescents - G1 and one group living with their families - G2). G1 and G2 (n = 98) were characterized according to risk (stressful events), and adjustment (physical health symptoms, drug use, sexual risk taking behavior, suicidal behavior and positive/negative affect and comparative analysis between the groups was conducted. The association of stressful events and social support networks with maladjustment was tested. Results showed that G1 experienced a larger number of stressful events and lower indicators of adjustment (with the exception of positive affect) than G2. Only the number of stressful events was independently associated with maladjustment.
Palavras-chave : Risk factors; stressful events; adjustment; children and adolescents in vulnerable situations; street children and adolescents; Adolescent Behavior; Brazil; Life Events; Social Vulnerability.