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ESTEVES VILLANUEVA, Angela Rosario; PAREDES MAMANI, Rene Paz; CALCINA CONDORI, Carmen Rosa  and  YAPUCHURA SAICO, Cristóbal Rufino. Social Skills in adolescents and Family Functionality. Comuni@cción [online]. 2020, vol.11, n.1, pp.16-27. ISSN 2219-7168.

Adolescence is a critical period where social skills play an important role in the personal performance of each individual, for which the family plays a fundamental role in the development and consolidation of these social skills. The article has as an objective to identify the relationship between social skills in adolescents and family functionality. Quantitative research method, descriptive - correlational type; with a population of 726 and a sample of 251 students from first to fifth year of secondary school, it was carried out using stratified random probability sampling. The instrument used is the structured test of social skills of the Ministry of health and the family APGAR that evaluates five basic functions Adaptation, Participation, Gradient of personal resource, Affection, and Resources. The results indicate that there is a positive correlation between social skills and family functionality. In conclusion, assertiveness is the most developed skill, unlike communication, which is where difficulties are evident, on the other hand, self-esteem and decision-making are skills that are at an average level.

Keywords : Social skills; family functionality; adolescents.

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