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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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MONTEIRO, Marcia Cristina  and  SOARES, Adriana Benevides. Academic adaptation of quota and non-quota students. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2018, vol.19, n.1, pp. 51-60. ISSN 1984-7270.

Academic adaptation is a multi-determined phenomenon and it is assumed that there is a difference in the adjustment process of students enrolled by the quota system of those enrolled by the traditional way. This study aimed to investigate the impact of the variables Social Skills, Social Problem Solving and Coping on Academic Adaptation of quota and non-quota students. A total of 637 students participated and the data collection was carried out by the application of instruments related to the constructs and used structural equations. The results suggest that the quota student confronts adversities, seeks support to overcome them and believes he or she is able to organize and successfully complete the course. The study contributed with the knowledge of variables that impact on academic adaptation. Prospective studies may consider sociodemographic data.

Keywords : Adaptation; College students; higher education.

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