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MEANING OF VIOLENCE IN 6 TO 12-YEAR-OLDS FROM A STATE EDUCATIONAL FACILITY

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Author(s): LAURA ELVIRA PIEDRAHITA S. | DIEGO ANDRÉS MARTÍNEZ | EDNA LUCÍA VINAZCO

Journal: Universitas Psychologica
ISSN 1657-9267

Volume: 6;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 581;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: domestic violence | children and violence | child preschool.

ABSTRACT
The goal of this descriptive - exploratory study was to describe the meaning of violence for school-aged children andpreadolescents in a public school. The sample was comprised of 60 children, 6 to 12 years old. The findings showedchildren attach meaning to violence according to their developmental stage. Common aspects related to violence werefound among the children, such as: low socioeconomic status, history of family violence, and split families. Thesefindings should be considered when taking actions to prevent violence by working on risk factors and developingindividual and group strategies for children, families and teachers.
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