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Psicologia: ciência e profissão

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GOUVEIA, Valdiney Veloso et al. Atitudes frente à avaliação psicológica para condutores: perspectivas de técnicos, estudantes de psicologia e usuários. Psicol. cienc. prof. [online]. 2002, vol.22, n.2, pp. 50-59. ISSN 1414-9893.

This study aimed to know the attitudes towards the psychological assessment for drivers, considering three groups of subjects: technicians, Psychology students, and people who are taking the driving test in order to obtain the CNH (driving license) or to extend it. A total of 196 subjects have completed an Attitude Toward Drivers Assessment Scale, composed of 20 items. Most of them were female (68%), undergraduate students or who had already concluded it (71%), and owned driving license (54%). Their mean age was 28 years old. It was verified that, in spite of the fact that the subjects had a positive opinion about the efficacy of the psychological assessments, they judged it not essential to the examination process of obtaining driving license. The implications of this study were discussed, and also alternatives were suggested in order to promote the assessment area in Traffic Psychology.

Keywords : Psychological assessment; Drivers; Traffic.

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