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Psychopathological symptoms, behavioural problems, and self- concept/self-esteem: A study of adolescents aged 14 to 17 years old

  title={Psychopathological symptoms, behavioural problems, and self- concept/self-esteem: A study of adolescents aged 14 to 17 years old},
  author={Maite Garaigordobil and A. Dur{\'a} and Jos{\'e} Ignacio Ruiz P{\'e}rez},
The purpose of this study is three-fold: 1) to evaluate the existence of gender differences in self-concept/self-esteem, 2) to study the concomitant relationships between psychopathological symptoms, behavioural problems, and self-esteem/self-concept, and 3) to identify the predictive variables of high self-concept and self-esteem. The sample consists of 322 adolescents aged 14 to 17 years old (53.4% boys, 45.3% girls). This study uses correlational methodology. In order to assess… 

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