Recursos del Desarrollo en la Adolescencia – Revisión Integrativa

  • Ana Soares
  • José L Pais-Ribeiro
  • Isabel Silva


El modelo de Recursos del Desarrollo - "Developmental Assets®" - asocia características ecológicas positivas a competencias y valores personales con el propósito de comprender un desarrollo óptimo en la adolescencia. El objetivo de la presente revisión es describir, analizar y discutir los resultados de la utilización de este modelo. Como criterio de elegibilidad se definió la inclusión de estudios que exploran el modelo de Recursos del Desarrollo en el marco de la perspectiva del Desarrollo Positivo en la Adolescencia. Se consideró la investigación de publicaciones con recurso a las bases de datos electrónicas Web of Science, ERIC, Science Direct y SciELO, realizada entre marzo a mayo de 2017. En esta revisión se incluyeron 29 artículos publicados entre 1998 a 2015. Se verifica la adopción de diversos métodos en cuanto a la identificación de recursos, evaluación y aplicabilidad. El modelo demuestra ser culturalmente válido, relevante, en diferentes contextos y características socioeconómicas, sugiriéndose su aplicabilidad y utilidad como estrategia de un desarrollo positivo en la adolescencia.


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Cómo citar
SOARES, Ana; PAIS-RIBEIRO, José L; SILVA, Isabel. Recursos del Desarrollo en la Adolescencia – Revisión Integrativa. Ciencias Psicológicas, [S.l.], p. 45-57, may 2018. ISSN 1688-4221. Disponible en: <>. Fecha de acceso: 26 june 2019 doi: