This project aims to assess psychological conditions of adolescents sheltered in terms of perception of living in shelters, levels of competence, psychological problems and prosocial behavior. Evaluations will be conducted of 100 adolescents living in institutions sheltering of Santos (SP). The subjects will be ages 11 to 18 years and will be evaluated using the following instruments: free speech autobiographical interview (RODRIGUES, 1978) followed by questionnaire, YSR - Youth Self-Report for Ages 11-18 (ACHENBACH; RESCORIA, 2004) and EMPA - Measurement Scale Pro-sociality (CAPRARA et al, 2005; EISENBERG, Fabes, 1998). From the previous contact with those responsible for the shelters, monitors, other leaders, and teenagers involved will be carried out invitations to participate, with the agreement and accepted, will be taken the appropriate ethical procedures, with application of the Terms of Consent (TC) and informed consent. The study is exploratory and descriptive characteristics proposing quantitative and qualitative analysis of the results. The ecological theory of human development of Bronfenbrenner (2002) will be used in the analysis of the variables found in a systemic way, with the interaction between the various concepts proposed by the PPCT model. The results will be analyzed by subgroups of age (11 - 14 years / 15-18 years), gender and time in shelters.
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