An Exploratory Study About Character Strengths in Argentinean Children

Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana

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Title An Exploratory Study About Character Strengths in Argentinean Children
Un estudio exploratorio acerca de las fortalezas del carácter en niños argentinos
Um estudo exploratório dos pontos fortes do caráter em crianças argentinas
 
Creator Grinhauz, Aldana Sol
Castro Solano, Alejandro
 
Subject Positive Psychology
strengths
children
emic
Psicología Positiva
fortalezas
niños
émico
Psicología Positiva
fortalezas
niños
émico
Psicologia Positiva
Fortalezas
crianças
Êmic
Psicologia Positiva
Fortalezas
crianças
Êmic
 
Description This study focused on the second pillar of positive psychology –virtues and character strengths– with the purpose of exploring by a mixed approach –that is, emic - etic– self-perceived strengths in 163 children, 51% male and 49% female from Buenos Aires City (Argentina). Forty percent of the participants were 10 years old, 28% were 11 years old and 32% were 12 years old. Participants were asked to describe with their own words the character strengths they recognized in themselves. Integrity and goodness were the most frequently reported strengths, while spirituality, love for knowledge and prudence were the least mentioned strengths. Sex and age differences were found in relation to self-perceived strengths. No strengths different from those included in the Values in Action classification arised from the results.
Esta investigación se centró en el segundo pilar de la Psicología Positiva ―las virtudes y fortalezas del carácter― con el fin de explorar mediante un enfoque mixto, es decir, émico-ético, las fortalezas autopercibidas en 163 niños, 51 % varones y 49 % mujeres pertenecientes a la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (Argentina). El 40 % de los participantes tenía diez años, el 28 % tenía once años y el 32 % tenía doce años. Se les solicitó a los participantes que describieran con sus palabras las fortalezas del carácter que reconocían en sí mismos. Dentro de las fortalezas más reportadas por los participantes se encontraron la integridad y la bondad. Dentro de las menos reportadas como presentes, se hallaron la espiritualidad, el amor por el conocimiento y la prudencia. Asimismo, se encontraron diferencias en las fortalezas autopercibidas de acuerdo con el sexo y la edad. En las respuestas brindadas por los niños no surgieron fortalezas distintas a las previstas en la clasificación Values in Action.
Esta pesquisa centrou-se no segundo pilar da psicologia positiva –as virtudes e fortalezas do carácter- com o fim de explorar mediante um enfoque misto, é dizer, êmico -ético, as fortalezas auto percebidas em 163 crianças, 51% meninos e 49% meninas pertencentes à Cidade de Buenos Aires (Argentina). O 40% dos participantes tinha 10 anos, o 28% tinha 11 anos e o 32% tinha 12 anos. Se pediu aos participantes que descreveram com suas palavras as fortalezas do carácter que reconheciam em si mesmos. Dentro das fortalezas mais reportadas pelos participantes encontraram-se a integridade e a bondade. Dentro das menos reportadas como presentes acharam a espiritualidade, o amor pelo conhecimento e a prudência. Igualmente, encontraram-se diferenças nas fortalezas auto percebidas de acordo ao gênero e a idade. Nas respostas brindadas pelas crianças não surgiram fortalezas diferentes às previstas na classificação Values In Action
 
Publisher Universidad del Rosario
 
Date 2014-07-01
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/apl33.01.2015.04
10.12804/apl33.01.2015.04
 
Source Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana; Vol. 33 No. 01 (2015); 45-56
Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana ; Vol. 33 Núm. 01 (2015); 45-56
2145-4515
1794-4724
10.12804/apl33.01.2015
 
Language spa
 
Relation https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/apl33.01.2015.04/2639
https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/apl33.01.2015.04/5422
https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/apl33.01.2015.04/5423
https://revistas.urosario.edu.co/index.php/apl/article/view/apl33.01.2015.04/5424
 
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