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Avaliação Psicológica

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LORICCHIO, Tânia Mara Brito  and  LEITE, José Roberto. Stress, anxiety, self-confidence beliefs and the pe rformance of Law Bachelors. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2012, vol.11, n.1, pp. 37-47. ISSN 1677-0471.

Stress, anxiety and the self-efficacy beliefs levels were evaluated in 237 Law bachelors in preparation phase to be admitted at Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil - OAB. The purpose of this research was to evaluate the relationships between stress, anxiety, and self- efficacy beliefs related to the performance on both phases of the OAB. The subjects who answered this research were students of preparatory courses to the OAB exam. The Shait-Trait Anxiety Inventory of Spielberger, Inventário de Sintomas de Stress de Lipp - ISSL and Self-Efficacy were employed. Positive correlations were found between levels of stress, anxiety and self-efficacy beliefs. The correlations between the parameters obtained in these inventories and examinations performance were positive for the stress index and trait anxiety. The results of this study showed that candidates without stress symptoms have a twofold chance to be approved on the test than the candidates with stress symptoms

Keywords : stress; anxiety; performance anxiety; self-efficacy beliefs.

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