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AMBIEL, Rodolfo Augusto Matteo; SANTOS, Acácia Aparecida Angeli dos  and  DALBOSCO, Simone Nenê Portela. Reasons for avoidance, academic experiences and career adaptability in university. Psico (Porto Alegre) [online]. 2016, vol.47, n.4, pp. 288-297. ISSN 1980-8623.

The study aims to evaluate if the academic experience and career adaptability are associated with reasons for dropout in the higher education, as graduation and the formation stage. The sample consisted of 153 students from a private institution located in a town in São Paulo and the instruments used were a socioeconomic questionnaire, Reduced-Academic Experience Questionnaire (QVA-r), Career Adaptability Scale (CAAS) and Range of Reasons for Avoidance of Higher Education (M-ES). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and multiple linear regression. The results showed that the model including QVA-r and the CAAS factors simultaneously is the most adequate for predicting the M-ES Factors reasons related to career, the Academic Performance, the Interpersonal and autonomy, explaining between 14.3% and 19% of the variance. The results are discussed in light of theory and its practical implications.

Keywords : Adaptation; Career development; Higher education.

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