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VIEIRA-SANTOS, Joene; PEREIRA DEL PRETTE, Zilda Aparecida  and  DEL PRETTE, Almir. Educative Social Skills: A Systematic Review of Brazilian Production. Av. Psicol. Latinoam. [online]. 2018, vol.36, n.1, pp.45-63. ISSN 1794-4724.

The expression "Educative Social Skills" (ESS) refers to social behaviors to promote development and learning of the other. This study aimed to examine how the expression has been used in Brazilian research literature. Searches on the Scielo, Lilacs, Index Psi, Pepsic, CAPES Journals, Corpus, and Google Scholar data bases recovered 45 papers that were analyzed by publication year, authorship, journal quality, definition and evaluation of ESS, sample, and region of participants. The results showed: (i) four different situations where ESS was used; (ii) more empirical than theoretical studies; (iii) the predominant use of reporting tools for data collection; (iv) just one standardized scale, despite the diversity of instruments identified; (v) the predominance of studies on parent or caregiver-child relationships; and (vi) a concentration of publications around few research groups. As the mapping was restricted to articles published in journals, additional research with other types of publications and possibly exploring alternative analyses are suggested.

Keywords : Educative social skills; literature review; Brazilian papers.

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