DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2013.05.002
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Margarida Gaspar de Matos, Tania Gaspar, Jaqueline Cruz, Ana Matilde Neves

Abstract: The aim of this study was to understand what children's and adolescents' worries are and the strategies used to face them. Two studies were carried out. Study one had a sample of 1,207 Portuguese children and adolescents, 48.4% boys, attending 5th to 9th grades, mean age 12.5, participated in a first approach to children and adolescents' theories about worries and coping with worries. Study two had a sample of 527 Portuguese children and adolescents, 46.8% boys, 5th to 9th grades, mean age 12.4, aimed to repli…

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