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Rights and Material Resources as Indicators of Child Well-Being: The Challenge to Promote Protagonism

  • Luciana Cassarino-Perez
  • Tiago Zanatta CalzaEmail author
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Part of the Children’s Well-Being: Indicators and Research book series (CHIR, volume 16)

Abstract

This chapter refers to one of the modules of an intervention intended to promote the well-being of Brazilian adolescents in regard to their rights and material resources. The objective of this module was to contribute to the subjective well-being of adolescents by providing them an opportunity, through various activities, to participate as active subjects in the construction of knowledge concerning their rights. The chapter’s first part presents a historical overview of the subject, as well as the main protection standards (Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Statute of the Child and Adolescent). Results from scientific studies relating rights and well-being are also discussed. The second part presents the method used in the intervention; indicators reported in the literature upon which the module is based; specific objectives and goals; activities; and assessment. The results are presented in two stages: quantitative and qualitative analyses. The quantitative results were obtained through repeated measures analysis of variance, as well as differences-in-differences regression (comparing the pretest, posttest and follow-up results). Qualitative data were analyzed and divided into four categories: knowledge regarding rights; differentiation between rights and duties; more frequently mentioned and less frequently mentioned rights; and family and community participation. Finally, the main results are discussed along with the importance and possibility of disseminating knowledge among adolescents and to the different microsystems to which they belong.

Keywords

Subjective well-being Children rights Material resources 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Developmental and Personality PsychologyFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)Porto AlegreBrazil

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