Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research

Psychosocial Well-being of Children and Adolescents in Latin America

Evidence-based Interventions

Editors: Sarriera, Jorge Castella, Bedin, Lívia Maria (Eds.)

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  • Discusses the theme of child well-being from a Latin American perspective
  • Presents research from the point of view of children 
  • Highlights interventions on health promotion prevention for children and adolescents in Latin America
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This book discusses child well-being, with children and adolescents as key informants, from a Latin American perspective. It explores theoretical and empirical issues related to well-being and associated aspects, in order to understand the well-being of this population. Topics analyzed in this volume address for instance environment and community, rights, leisure time, technologies, interpersonal relationships and spirituality and their implications for changes in the well-being in children and adolescents. Especially relevant for scholars and professionals in the social and health sciences, as well as policy makers, seeking to promote child well-being, regardless of the area in which they operate.

About the authors

Jorge Castellá Sarriera is a Professor of Psychology at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/Brazil). Dr. Sarriera has been leading the Research Group in Community Psychology (GPPC) since 1993. Dr. Sarriera received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain) in 1993; and was a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Barcelona (Spain) and at the University of San Francisco (United States). Dr. Sarriera is a grade 1A researcher for the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) since 2007, and has received an award for the 2015 researcher of the year in the State of Rio Grande do Sul for Humanistic and Social Sciences by FAPERGS. Dr. Sarriera holds the position of coordinator of international research projects with Latin American countries (PROTEBA), and is a member of the ISCWeB network. Dr. Sarriera is also the coordinator of international partnerships with the University of Girona (Spain), the Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain), the University of Barcelona (Spain), and the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Dr. Sarriera’s research interests include child and adolescents well-being; community psychology and health; immigration, leisure / free time in adolescence; psychosocial intervention in well-being; social programs and evaluation. Lívia Maria Bedin is a Professor of Psychology and member of the Research Group in Community Psychology (GPPC) at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS/Brazil). Dr. Bedin was a post-doctoral fellow at the Research Institute for Quality of Life in the University of Girona (Spain), and is a board member of the International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI), participating for the last 8 years in international research projects, such as the International Survey of Children’s Well-Being (ISCWeB), and the Trans-Latin Project for the Study of Well-Being in Adolescence (PROTEBA). Dr. Bedin holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and a M.Sc. in Psychology from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), and was a visiting researcher at the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). Dr. Bedin’s research interests include well-being and quality of life, childhood and adolescence, adolescents-parents relationships, research methodology, multivariate statistical analyses and structural equation modelling.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • A Multidimensional Approach to Well-Being

    Sarriera, Jorge Castellá (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • Spirituality and Religiosity Related to the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents: A Theoretical and Empirical Approach

    Strelhow, Miriam Raquel Wachholz (et al.)

    Pages 27-45

  • Subjective Well-Being of Children in Residential Care

    Schütz, Fabiane Friedrich (et al.)

    Pages 47-70

  • The Use of Software to Improve Child Maltreatment Detection and Assessment

    Calza, Tiago Zanatta (et al.)

    Pages 71-89

  • Neighborhood and Housing as Explanatory Scales of Children’s Quality of Life

    Tonon, Graciela H. (et al.)

    Pages 91-107

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eBook $109.00
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Hardcover $139.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85705-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Psychosocial Well-being of Children and Adolescents in Latin America
Book Subtitle
Evidence-based Interventions
Editors
  • Jorge Castella Sarriera
  • Lívia Maria Bedin
Series Title
Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55601-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55601-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55600-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85705-3
Series ISSN
1879-5196
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 339
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 18 illustrations in colour
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