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Psicologia em Pesquisa

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SOARES, Adriana; LIMA, Claudio Almeida; SANTOS, Giselle  and  SILVA, Isabela. Differences in academic adaptation among students of the psychology course. Psicol. pesq. [online]. 2019, vol.13, n.3, pp. 93-118. ISSN 1982-1247.

The main goal of this research was to identify the differences among Psychology University students from the first to the third periods. We took into account the variables concerning the academic adaptation period. Four hundred and twenty-six University students answered the questionnaires and inventories related to the variables. The data were submitted to ANOVA. The main results show that students have unrealistic expectations concerning the University as an institution. It has been noticed that there was an increase in the repertoire of social skills, such as confrontation and self assertion with risk, however as the students advanced in the course, there was some lessening in the conversation and social interaction skills depending on the period the students belonged to. Nonetheless, in the more advanced periods, they are more determined, show more self knowledge, but less responsibility and Independence in relation to their professional choice. As far as Institution is concerned, they feel less satisfied with it as they go further in their studies.

Keywords : Academic Adaptation; Academic Experiences; Psychology.

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