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Revista Psicologia Organizações e Trabalho

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KOEHLER, Solange Ester  and  MATA, Lourdes. Analyzing school psychologists' self-efficacy and engagement. Rev. Psicol., Organ. Trab. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.2, pp. 1367-1374. ISSN 1984-6657.

This article aims to understand the relationship between the self-efficacy and the engagement of Brazilian school psychologists. Work self-efficacy refers to the competence that employees feel in relation to the ability to successfully complete their tasks and persist, while engagement is a physical, cognitive, and emotional phenomenon experienced whilst working. The participants were 205 psychologists, with representation from all Brazilian states. A self-efficacy scale for school psychologists (AEPsi) and the UWES-09 scale (Utrecht Work Engagement Scale) were used. Through this study, it was possible to gather evidence that self-efficacy makes it possible to predict the levels of engagement of school psychologists, noting that relational self-efficacy is the one that most strongly influences the three dimensions of the engagement: vigor, dedication, and absorption. These findings corroborate with the literature considering self-efficacy and engagement at work as variables that contribute to the organization's success.

Keywords : work self-efficacy; work engagement; school psychologist.

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