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Avaliação Psicológica

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MUNDIM, Maria Célia Bruno; WECHSLER, Solange Muglia  and  ALMEIDA, Leandro da Silva. Personal and Contextual Dimensions of Excellence: Study with Brazilian Scientists. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2019, vol.18, n.4, pp. 438-447. ISSN 1677-0471.

This study aimed to investigate personal and contextual variables that influence the production of excellence in Brazilian researchers. For this, 109 researchers were selected from the Lattes Platform, classified as level 1 by the CNPQ agency. The Excellence Profile Questionnaire was administered online and comprised of semi-open questions about cognitive, personality, biographical and contextual aspects. The analysis of the answers by scientific area and gender was made using the chi-square test. Significant differences were found between men and women from the different scientific areas regarding the career interest phase, in adulthood for women and childhood for men. Gender differences were related to the characteristics of persistence and nonconformity, which was more valued by women for a scientific career. The results suggest that gender and the area of knowledge influence personal variables more than contextual variables in scientific excellence.

Keywords : excellence; personality traits; contextual factors; academic researchers.

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