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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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OLIVEIRA, Manoela Ziebell de et al. Self-directedness and values orientation in careers: factorial structure of the protean career attitudes scale. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.2, n.2, pp. 160-169. ISSN 1983-8220.

The concept of protean career describes a career style in which success is subjectively pondered, and can be achieved through a self-managed and values-oriented vocational behavior. The Protean Career Attitudes Scale (PCAS) aims to assess the self-management and the values orientation dimensions. The present study explored the factorial structure of a Brazilian version of PCAS. Participants were 446 professionals from 15 Brazilian states. The final version of PCAS was composed of 11 items, their factor structure confirming the hypothesized dimensions. Reliability indexes were good or acceptable for the general scale (.83), and for the career self-management (.85) and values orientation subscales (.73). Comparison between groups showed men with significantly higher selfmanagement than women. Moreover, private sector professionals had significantly higher levels of both selfmanagement and values orientation than government workers. Further comparative and correlational studies with contemporary career attitudes are encouraged.

Keywords : Protean Career; Self-directedness; Values Orientation; Scale; Attitudes.

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