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Psicologia Escolar e Educacional

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NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto; MARTINS, Denise da Fonseca; GURGEL, Marina Gasparoto do Amaral  and  AMBIEL, Rodolfo Augusto Matteo. Exploratory study between vocational interests and academic existences in higher education. Psicol. esc. educ. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.1, pp. 143-154. ISSN 1413-8557.

The vocational interest is one of the appraised constructs when accomplished to the vocational guidance process, although it is possible to confirm that there are gaps in its definition, and a small number of researches investigating it in the college students and their relations to academic success. The present research had as objective analyzing the relations between vocational interests and academic existences of college students, in the first and last semesters of two courses (Administration and Advocacy). The participants were 159 college students, between 17 and 51 years old. The instruments applied were “Escala de Aconselhamento Profissional” (EAP) and “Questionário de Vivências Acadêmicas” (QVA-r). The results showed a significant mean difference among the instruments regarding to the course, and only QVA-r showed differences between the students of first and last semesters. Positive and significant correlations between bureaucratic and social/humanistic sciences activities with career and study existences were found.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Interests; College students; Vocational guidance.

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