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Avaliação Psicológica

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SOUSA, Heloiza de; BARDAGI, Marucia Patta  and  NUNES, Carlos Henrique Sancineto da Silva. Higher education self-effi cacy and experiences of regular and affi rmative action university students. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2013, vol.12, n.2, pp. 253-261. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study investigated the levels of higher education self-efficacy and academic experiences in regular and affirmative action students of the Federal University of Santa Catarina, who filled online research forms. 204 students participated (66.7% women and 73.5% from affirmative action), mean age of 22,6 years. Data were submitted to correlation and mean difference tests. Affirmative action students had lower levels than regular ones in Interpersonal dimension of academic experiences, while in Personal and Institutional dimensions they had higher scores, with no differences in Self-efficacy. The difficulty they find in interpersonal relationships, can be a function of prejudice and distrust that the affirmative action system faces in Brazil. Student services can work to assist in the academic integration of different types of students that form the Brazilian higher education, preparing them for a global experience.

Keywords : self-efficacy; affirmative action; academic integration; higher education; autoeficacia; beneficiarios; integración académica; educación superior.

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