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AMBIEL, Rodolfo Augusto Matteo  and  BARROS, Leonardo de Oliveira. Relations between dropout, satisfaction with professional choice, income and adaptation of university students. Psicol. teor. prat. [online]. 2018, vol.20, n.2, pp. 254-267. ISSN 1516-3687.

This research aimed to verify correlations between academic adaptation and reasons for avoidance of higher education, controlling for income and satisfaction with professional choice variables. It was used the Estimates for Evasion of Higher Education (M-ES) and the Questionnaire for Adaptation to Higher Education (QAES) in 198 university students of public and private institutions in Brazil, 85.4% female, with a mean age of 20.92 years. It has been found that students with clear career design have fewer vocational reasons for avoidance and that more socially and emotionally well-off students have fewer reasons to evade due to academic performance. It was observed that the satisfaction with the choice is related to the ease of adaptation and better performance and that the income tends to potentiate or minimize the reasons for evasion according to the financial and social support received.

Keywords : academic adaptation; dropout university; professional choice; career counseling; psychological evaluation.

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