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Pesquisas e Práticas Psicossociais

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SOARES, Adriana Benevides; MONTEIRO, Marcia Cristina; MAIA, Fátima de Almeida  and  SANTOS, Zeimara de Almeida. Academic social behavior of university students from public and private institutions: the impact on experiences in higher education. Pesqui. prát. psicossociais [online]. 2019, vol.14, n.1, pp. 1-16. ISSN 1809-8908.

This study aimed to evaluate the impact of academic social behaviors measured by Social Academic Behaviors Inventory (SABI) and the type of educational institution, private or public, in the academic experiences of university students. 289 university students from institutions in Rio de Janeiro participated: eight public and 20 private. The SABI and the Academic Experience Questionnaire-revised (AEQ-r) were used. The main results indicated that belonging to the public institution is the main predictor of the Interpersonal, Career and Institutional dimensions of AEQ-rand that factors of academic social behavior such as friendliness and ability in academic effectiveness have respectively negative and positive impact on them dimensions. The present study contributes with data that point to the factors predicting the adaptation to the university, even though these presented low explained variance.

Keywords : Higher Education; University adaptation; Academic experiences; Social behaviors.

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