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NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto; MANSAO, Camélia Santina Murgo  and  NUNES, Maiana Farias Oliveira. Professional interests and personality: correlational analysis from BFP and ATPH. Actual. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.26, n.113, pp. 73-86. ISSN 0258-6444.

This study aimed to explore the relationship between professional interests considering Holland's hexagonal model (RIASEC) and personality factors (Neuroticism, Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion and Agreeableness). 122 students took part on this study, who cursed first grade of high school, aging between 14 and 18 years old, mainly females (52%). Two instruments were used: ATPH - Avaliação dos Tipos Profissionais de Holland and BFP - Bateria Fatorial de Personalidade. Significant correlations were found between the factor Openness and the Artistic type, as well as between the factor Conscientiousness and the Social and Enterprising types, and between the factor Agreeableness with the Social type. Neuroticism showed no significant correlation with the typologies. Considering the patterns of association found between the constructs, the results are discussed considering its aplicability for career interventions

Keywords : psychological assessment; career counseling; professional interests; personality; adolescents.

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