Depresión, ansiedad y estrés en niños y niñas jornaleros agrícolas migrantes. = Depression, anxiety and stress in children migrant farm laborers.

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The aim of this study was to describe the symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress in a group of boys and girls of migrant farm labor camps in the State of Sonora, Mexico Participants 358 children aged between 8 and 14 years in 16 agricultural fields where they worked alongside their parents from different ethnic groups of Mexico. Children read and responded to 3 psychological scales always supported by a psychologist. The results indicate that sex, age and number of migrations are three factors that affect the average depression, anxiety and stress. However, scores on psychological tests indicate the existence of a risk. There are no data to suggest a pathological condition in these three psychological areas. It was observed that the age at onset of migration and number of migrations from their place of residence to work increases proportionally with the levels of stress and anxiety, but unrelated to depression scores. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)
Original languageSpanish (Mexico)
Pages (from-to)337-345
Number of pages9
JournalPSICO
Volume40
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009

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