Edna Maria Marturano

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OBJECTIVE To assess the association between variables in the family context and the risk for emotional/behavioral problems in children enrolled in a Family Health Program. METHODS A cross-sectional design study was conducted with 100 children aged 6 to 12 years old and their families, especially their biological mothers (82%). All subjects were enrolled(More)
Behavioral problems in preschool children are one of the most frequent motives for seeking psychological care by parents and caregivers. Instruments are considered necessary, created from a Social Skills Training theoretical-practical perspective, which may systematically assist the identification of social skills and behavioral deficits, helping(More)
Children with low school achievement frequently have behavior problems and interpersonal difficulties that pose a risk for psychosocial maladjustment. 39 boys were assessed and randomly assigned to one of two group treatment conditions: (a) interpersonal cognitive problem-solving for whom training was provided through oral and written language activities(More)
This study describes the development of the Home Environment Resources Scale, a Brazilian measure for families with children ages 6 to 12 years. The scale measures aspects of support for school achievement, made available to the child at home. A first version of the measure with 11 subscales was administered to 100 mothers or guardians of children with poor(More)
With the aim of developing psychometrical studies using the Saranson's Social Support Questionnaire, an adapted version of the instrument was applied to 113 mothers. The Kappa Statistical Parameter, the Index of Gross Agreement and Spearman's Correlation were used to the analysis. The analysis of the internal consistency instrument showed a high level of(More)
Victimisation has a negative effect on psychosocial functioning. Based on the resilience theory, and with a sample of 2975 Portuguese students, the present study aims to: i) identify patterns of adjustment in the face of peer victimisation and perceptions of discrimination; ii) explore the association between the patterns of adjustment and the(More)
Language workshops: a psycho-educational intervention for children presenting academic complaints. The association between school underachievement and behavior problems is a risk factor for psychosocial disturbance. The aim of this study was to verify the effects of an intervention based on mediated learning principles to reduce academic and behavior(More)
The effects of school attendance on the behavior orientation patterns exhibited by children at kindergarten entrance were examined by contingency analysis of videotaped behaviors observed during the first and the seventh month of school attendance. Results indicated that the dependency relations between motor areas do not change from the first to the(More)
The field research reported in this paper was intended to detect changes occurring in the early behavioral repertoire of children during their first exposure to the classroom environment. Fourteen kindergarten children were observed during structured classroom activities in their first and seventh month of school attendance. Behaviors were videotaped and(More)