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Psychosocial Intervention

On-line version ISSN 2173-4712Print version ISSN 1132-0559


CRESPO-RAMOS, Samuel; ROMERO-ABRIO, Ana; MARTINEZ-FERRER, Belén  and  MUSITU, Gonzalo. Psychosocial variables and overt school violence among adolescents. Psychosocial Intervention [online]. 2017, vol.26, n.2, pp.125-130. ISSN 2173-4712.

The main goal of the present study was to analyze overt school violence and psychosocial adjustment -measured as self-esteem, loneliness, and satisfaction with life- as a function of participation and community involvement. The sample consisted of 565 adolescents of both sexes (51% female and 49% male) aged 11-18 years (M = 14.8, SD = 1.75). Multivariate analyses of variance and t-tests were performed. The results showed that adolescents with significant involvement in the community scored the highest in global and social self-esteem and satisfaction with life, and the lowest on loneliness and school violence. In addition, adolescents with high levels of participation in the community obtained high scores for academic and social self-esteem and satisfaction with life, and low scores on loneliness. There were no significant differences in school violence. The results and their possible practical implications are discussed.

Keywords : Community involvement; Community participation; Psychosocial adjustment; School violence.

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