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Avaliação Psicológica

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CARVALHO, Renato G  and  NOVO, Rosa F. Personality and overall self-assessment as student: some indicators through a multimonial model. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.13, n.1, pp. 87-93. ISSN 2175-3431 .

In this paper, we analyze the relationship between personality and the way adolescents globally assess themselves as students. Participants were 351 adolescents, aged from 14 to 18 years old, and at various levels of schooling. For personality assessment, we used the Structural Summary of the Portuguese version of the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory – Adolescent, and a questionnaire for students’ self-assessment, with four possible response categories, from Below Average to Very Good. Through a multinomial regression model we identified personality as a predictor of adolescents’ self-assessment as students, being noteworthy Immaturity and Global Maladjustment dimensions, which emphasizes the importance of self-regulation and impulse control characteristics, as well as of positive emotionality, for adolescents' self-assessment as students. Results are discussed considering the role of personality organization, not only for the patterns of observable behavior, but also in self-assessments and subjective perceptions of individuals.

Keywords : personality; students’ self-assessment; school adjustment; adolescents; MMPI-A.

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