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Avaliação Psicológica

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LAMAS, Karen Cristina Alves  and  NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto. Temporal stability of scores of vocational interests: longitudinal study. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.2, pp. 233-242. ISSN 1677-0471.

Longitudinal studies for the investigation of professional interests are not frequent in the national context. The present study aimed to analyze the temporal stability of the dimensions of the Professional Counseling Scale (PCS), and the differentiation and elevation scores. The data of 96 students were obtained through three applications, each representing a different year of high school. In the dimensions and acuity indexes, moderate stability coefficients, and weak for elevation. Variance analysis showed score stability, with a slight increase in acuity levels. It should be emphasized that when analyzing the results it is necessary to consider theoretical aspects related to professional interests and the instrument's construction strategy.

Keywords : psychometry; high school students; professional development; vocational guidance; professional interests.

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