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Avaliação Psicológica

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BARROS, Leonardo de Oliveira  e  AMBIEL, Rodolfo A. M.. When painting pictures is not (Just) artistic activity: building the professional interests scale for people with visual impairment. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.1, pp. 59-68. ISSN 1677-0471.

The objective of this study is to present the construction of a Professional Interests Scale for People with Visual Impairment (PIS-VI) based on the Holland's theory, and validity evidence based on content and internal structure. Initially, 120 items were divided equally among the six theoretical typologies (realistic, investigative, artistic, social, entrepreneur, and conventional), analyzed by judges with PhDs in Psychology and psychologists in support institutions for persons with visual impairment, then followed by a Pilot Study. In studying the internal structure, 137 visually impaired persons over age 18 participated. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, exploratory factor analysis and Cronbach's alpha calculation. Results provided empirical confirmation of the six theoretical factors and adequate reliability indexes. It is believed that the instrument contributes to the area of psychological assessment and to the identification of professional interests of the visually impaired.

Palavras-chave : psychological evaluation; professional orientation; visual impairment; psychometry; test construction.

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