9 May 2019

In recent years, as gender violence has become more visible in Spain, so sensitivity to the needs of children exposed to this violence has increased. However, interventions usually focus on psychosocial rehabilitation of women rather than their children. The aim of this work is to analyse the behavioural and emotional problems of a sample of children living in shelters with their mothers after having suffered gender violence. The Child Behaviour Check List (CBCL) was used to analyse the behavioural and emotional problems of 46 children aged between six and sixteen (M = 11.15; SD = 2.6) living in shelters. An ad hoc Likert questionnaire was also designed to gather information about these children’s school adaptation. Behavioural and emotional problems were detected in most of the minors, as well as difficulties in academic performance and school adaptation. A relationship between behavioural and emotional problems and school adjustment was also observed. These results reflect the need for greater attention to the difficulties of children exposed to gender violence and show the importance of the educational sphere for early detection and support of these difficulties.

This is the English version of an article originally printed in Spanish in issue 273 of the revista española de pedagogía. For this reason, the abbreviation EV has been added to the page numbers. Please, cite this article as follows: Rosser-Limiñana, A., & Suriá-Martínez, R. (2019). Adaptación escolar y problemas comportamentales y emocionales en menores expuestos a violencia de género | School adaptation and behavioural and emotional problems in minors exposed to gender violence. Revista Española de Pedagogía, 77 (273), 313-332. doi:

30 July 2006

This article presents a theoretical approach on self-concept and an analysis of the effects that several factors related to the development of a child with special needs could have on the self-image. Then we focus on the results of recent research on childs with disabilities self-concept, specially on children with learning disabilities on which most studies revised have worked. Finally, we suggest strategies that could help children develop a positive self-concept.


Key words: Self-concept, Special needs, Children, Supports, Development, Strategies.

30 November 2005

The purpose of this article is to determine how television, more specifically, violence on television, affects on children's behavior. Television plays a significant role in the lives and socialization of children. As a matter of fact, children spend as much time watching television as they do listening to their teachers in school. This research article examines the relationship between violent television viewing and children's aggressiveness. It also presents how children learn some violent behaviors from the content of television and imitate some character of the violent programs. It concludes that sex, age, and social status are also some of the most decisive varia-bles that influence the effects of television on the individuals behavior.


Key words: Effects, Television, Violence, Children, Imitation, Learning