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Avaliação Psicológica

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KOEHLER, Solange Ester  and  MATA, Lourdes. Validation of the School Psychologists Self-Efficacy Scale. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.3, pp. 264-275. ISSN 1677-0471.

Considering the lack of instruments related to occupational self-efficacy directed toward psychologists in a school context, this study aimed to describe the construction and validation of a scale and to present the psychometric qualities of the Self-efficacy Scale for Psychologists in the School Context - EAPsi. Social Cognitive Theory was used to explain human behavior through proactivity, self-regulation and self-organization. This study had the participation of 205 psychologists working in the Federal Institutes of Education, Science and Technology. These institutions make up the Federal Network of Professional, Scientific and Technological Education that is present in all the states of the country. It was found that 80% of the participants were female, with an mean age of 35 years. The results of the exploratory factor analysis indicated that the structure with 22 items and 3 dimensions presented the best fit, with Cronbach's alphas indicating good internal consistency. The dimensions were: professional self-efficacy, relational self-efficacy and self-efficacy in articulation with families. Accordingly, the validation of the EAPsi contributes to fill a gap in instruments aimed at professionals and presents the possibility for use in studies and interventions in the area.

Keywords : school psychologists; self-efficacy; scale; validation.

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