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LAMAS, Karen Cristina Alves; AMBIEL, Rodolfo A. M.  and  SILVA, Brenda Taís A. O. de Lócio e. Academic experiences and employability of senior college students. Temas psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.2, pp.329-340. ISSN 1413-389X.

The aim of this study was to explore the associations between academic experiences and employability in senior college students and verifiy if there is any difference in these variabels between Psychology and Business Manageament students. The participants were 60 students in their final year of undergraduate courses from a private university in São Paulo, Brazil, being 76.6% female, with a mean age of 26.7 years (SD = 5.0). For data collection we used Questionário de Vivências Acadêmicas Reduzido (QVA-r) and Escala de Empregabilidade. The results have shown no significant difference between the courses in any of the variables. Regarding the association between academic experiences and employability, all factors QVA-r showed significant correlations with some dimension of Escala de Empregabilidade, highlighting the interpersonal dimension which partnered with all dimensions of employability. It is considered that the academic integration of the student is associated with the ability to become employable. Therefore, both the students and managers should be alert to opportunities that may contribute to the development of employability skills, without if they restrict to the traditional curriculum.

Keywords : Employability; college students; professional development; academic adjustment; schoolto-work transition.

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