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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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BAPTISTA, Makilim Nunes et al. Evaluation of habits, knowledge and expectations of psychology students. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2004, vol.8, n.2, pp. 207-217. ISSN 1413-8557.

The objective of this research was to analyze academic habits, knowledge and expectation of 101 students of which 3rd year and 4th year of Psychology course in a private university. It was used a questionnaire of 55 questions, 28 of witch were analyzed in this article, applied collectively in the classroom. The main results showed that the majority of the students (68%) of the total group read the texts before the classes; 51% of the said they spend up to 2 hours per week on psychology reading outside the class; 89% study before the tests; 28% ask questions of the teachers; 40% clear up doubts with the teacher in the; 59% of 3rd year students and 76% of 4th year students already have a defined theory line; 56% said that consider reasonable the current job market and 82% said they intend to go to postgraduate school. These data should be included in the planning of the course to development educational strategies to observe the student development.

Keywords : University students; Characterization; Psychology; Formation.

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