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Ciencias Psicológicas

Print version ISSN 1688-4094On-line version ISSN 1688-4221

Abstract

PORTO NORONHA, Ana Paula; NOGUEIRA SILVA, Elaine  and  RUEDA, Fabián J. M.. Relationships between character strengths and perception of social support. Cienc. Psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.12, n.2, pp.187-193. ISSN 1688-4094.  http://dx.doi.org/10.22235/cp.v12i2.1681.

This study aimed to study the relations between character and social support, through the Characters Strengths Scale (EFC) and Social Support Scale - EPSUS-IJ (Youth version). 293 adolescents, 14 to 17 years (M=14.95, SD= 3.038) participated, 67.8% female. Results showed that the factor 1 (Contributing to Problems) EPSUS-IJ contributed significantly to explain 21 characters strengths. The second factor (Social Interaction) presented significant coefficients in 14 strengths, and factor 3 (Affectivity) in 12 strengths. The findings are discussed based on literature

Keywords : positive psychology; psychological assessment; social support; strengths; adolescence.

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