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ANDRADE, Karina Oliveira de et al. Quality of life in students of psychology. Psicol inf. [online]. 2011, vol.15, n.15, pp. 129-141. ISSN 1415-8809.

The great expectation nowadays in order of a healthy life, either in psychological and physical aspects or social relationships is a high quality of life (QOL). However, the concept of QOL can be found in the literature from different points of view. In order to assess culture and value systems which is daily followed by humans in relation to their personal goals, expectations, standards and concerns we have used the concept of quality of life in three levels: globalwell-being evaluation, broad domains (physical health, psychological health, economic, personal´s believes and social relationships) and each component of the domain (physical health, psychological state, social relationships and features of the environment).The goal of this research is to evaluate quality of life among undergraduate Psychology students from Dom Bosco Catholic University. In total, 285 students answered two anonymous questionnaires: the WHOQOL-bref quality of life instrument and a sociodemographic questionnaire. The crossing of data from the questionnaires showed several characteristics. It´s has been noticed that men had the best performances when comparing to girls in relation to quality of life, especially the ones in the seventh semester. Besides, it´s been shown that as older a person is, better is the quality of life in domains: physical health, psychological state, social relationships and features of the environment.

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