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Anales de Psicología

On-line version ISSN 1695-2294Print version ISSN 0212-9728

Abstract

ROSA-ALCAZAR, Ana I.; PARADA-NAVAS, José L.  and  ROSA-ALCAZAR, Ángel. Psychopatologic symptoms in Spanish adolescents: relationship with perceived parental styles and self-esteem. Anal. Psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.1, pp.133-142. ISSN 1695-2294.  http://dx.doi.org/10.6018/analesps.30.1.165371.

The purpose of this research was to study the presence of psychopathologic symptoms in a community sample of 935 Spanish adolescents, and its relationship with perceived parental styles and the self-esteem. Numbers of males and females were 489 and 446, respectively. Age ranged from 12 to 18 years (M = 14.84, SD = 1.83). Fourteen High School centers in Murcia and Castilla La Mancha agreed to participate in the current study. Five of them were randomly selected to collected data. The results showed agerelated differences in all variables (the psychopathologic symptoms, selfesteem and perceived parental styles). On the other hand, females showed less psychopathologic symptoms and better perception of parental styles than males. Significant negative correlations were found between self-esteem, psychopathology and some positive dimensions of parental style. The mam predictors of adolescentes mental health were: self-esteem, age, gender, revelation and affect from father and psychological control of mother.

Keywords : Perceived parental styles; SCL-90, self-esteem; adolescents.

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