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Avaliação Psicológica

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VAUTERO, Jaisso; POZOBON, Luciane  and  SILVA, Ana Daniela. College persistence questionnaire: cultural adaptation and evidence of validity. Aval. psicol. [online]. 2020, vol.19, n.4, pp. 390-399. ISSN 1677-0471.

The present study focused on academic persistence and had two main aims, the first had a psychometric nature and aimed to adapt of an instrument designed to evaluate academic persistence, the College Persistence Questionnaire (CPQ), and seek evidence of its validity. The second aim was to present a practical use of the instrument, aiming to verify whether the services offered to increase the conditions of persistence in college could have any effect on the students' scores in the instrument. Confirmatory factor analyses and reliability tests indicated good psychometric properties of the instrument. The six-dimensional structure proposed in the original study was confirmed. Regarding the persistence support services offered to the students, the results indicate that the perception of obstacles in the access to these services and the presence of psychosocial and pedagogical support were associated with low results in the CPQ. Given that universities may differ in relation to the persistence-focused services they offer, the investigation using the CPQ in different universities is indicated.

Keywords : college students; persistence; factorial validity; student support services.

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