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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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BARROS, Alexandra Figueiredo de  and  TEIXEIRA, Maria Odília. The Work Importance Study Values Scale: A comparative study with student samples. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2011, vol.12, n.2, pp. 165-174. ISSN 1984-7270.

The present work analyzes validity indicators for the Work Importance Study (WIS) Values Scales, in two Portuguese samples: one with high school students (n = 1228), with 64% females and 36% males, and one with higher education students (n = 683), with 48% females and 52% males. Referring to age, the medians are, respectively, 17 and 21 years old. Analysis of results shows similarities for both the hierarchies for the average results and for the factorial structures for both samples and transnational studies. Convergence of results in the two samples confirms the factorial structure of the scale as well as the universal meaning of the values of self up-dating and personal achievement as life and career targets.

Keywords : values; career development; psychological assessment; WIS values scale.

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