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Divergent and offender self-reported behavior in female adolescent and psychological and social variables associated

Grant number: 14/12513-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): September 01, 2014
Effective date (End): September 02, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Marina Rezende Bazon
Grantee:Fellipe Soares Salgado
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto (FFCLRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):16/10027-1 - Longitudinal study of behavioral problems in adolescent female offenders and the Parent-Adolescent relationship quality, BE.EP.DR


Research, internationally, show an increase in expression of offense behavior in the female population, over the years, as well as women's incarceration. Apart from investments in prevention, there is thus the need to tailor interventions to juvenile offenders, given their specific needs, since most of the knowledge produced is relative to males and the most intervention programs are also thought for this segment of the population. In this sense, this research aims to characterize the divergent and offensive behavior self-reported in a sample of about 360 female adolescents aged between 12 and 18 incomplete, enrolled in public and private schools in two medium-sized cities in Brazil, one in the state of São Paulo and another in Minas Gerais. The following instruments will be used : Self-Reported Juvenile Delinquency, which apprehends through the method of self-disclosure, both divergent behaviors ( drug abuse , escapes from the home ), as behaviors directly related to offenses; Childhood Trauma Questionnaire-Quese, which allows verifying the frequency and mixed occurrence of abuse and neglect and the Jesness Personality Inventory-IPJ, which assesses personality traits and indicators of psychopathology, as well as distinguished greater or a lesser degree of engagement infraction. The data collection will be accomplished with schools directors’, student`s and guardian`s assent, and data will be treated by cluster analysis, principal component analysis, discriminant analysis and correlation analysis between clusters and personality variables and social, with the aim to characterize the sample in specific subgroups. (AU)