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Revista Brasileira de Orientação Profissional

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TOLEDO, Caio Cesar Rodrigues de; NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto  and  DIAS-VIANA, João Lucas. Character Strenghts and Life Purpose in Adolescence. Rev. bras. orientac. prof [online]. 2021, vol.22, n.1, pp. 41-50. ISSN 1984-7270.

Identify individual characteristics that assist in the construction of life purpose is essential for evidence-based practice. This research investigated associations between character strengths and life purpose were investigated. The study included 276 young people, with ages ranging from 14 to 20 years old (M = 15.89; SD = 1.02), high school students from schools located in São Paulo and Minas Gerais. A sociodemographic questionnaire, the Teenage Living Project Scale and the Character Strength Scale were used. Correlations between character strengths and life purpose were founded, with emphasis on spirituality, optimism, gratitude, generosity and a sense of collectivity, showing the importance of positive individual characteristics for the construction of life projects.

Keywords : developmental psychology; positive psychology; adolescent psychology; traços de personalidade; personality traits.

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