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Avaliação Psicológica

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ALVES, Cássia Ferrazza; MASIERO, Luciana Rubensan Ourique; DIAS, Ana Cristina Garcia  and  TEIXEIRA, Marco Antônio Pereira. Construction and analysis of psychometric properties of the parental involvement in vocational decision scale (EEPDV). Aval. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.17, n.3, pp. 292-300. ISSN 1677-0471.

Parent's involvement during children's professional decision-making process has been considered a significant support variable. This study aims to present the construction steps and psychometric properties of the Parental Involvement in Vocational Decision Scale. The scale was elaborated to evaluate adolescents' perception of their parents' attitudes towards the professional choice process. A total of 390 youth between 14 and 20 years of age (51.8% males) participated. Two factors were extracted from the exploratory factor analysis (support for vocational exploration and support for vocational decision-making), obtaining good internal consistency values (α = 0.76 a α = 0.85). The analyses permitted identification of an adequate factorial structure and reliability evidence, indicating that the scale has potential to be used in the scope of the research and practice of career counseling.

Keywords : career development; family relationships; occupational choice; adolescent development; test construction.

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