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Estudos Interdisciplinares em Psicologia

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GODOY, Silvia  e  NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto. Interests and personality: difference between grade and gender among the Intermediary School students. Est. Inter. Psicol. [online]. 2010, vol.1, n.2, pp. 184-201. ISSN 2236-6407.

Choosing a professional career or occupation has been a great challenge in different stages of their life, reason why this theme has been a focused item to be investigated by the researchers engaged in this area. This study looked into the differences between interests and personality based on sex and school level of 122 High School students of a private high school located in São Paulo State. These participants had between 14 and 17 years old, 44.3% male. The results showed male preference fell into Exact Sciences while the female preference was for Arts and Communication, and the following fields of Sciences: Biologic and Health and Agrarian Human and Social. Regarding the personality women emphasized themselves in characteristics related to feelings of compassion, tenderness and love while men in the characteristics of persuasion, seduction, command and independence. It concludes that the professional orientation area needs to have even more theoretical and practical knowledge in the social, politics and economical context.

Palavras-chave : vocational guidance; professional interests; personality.

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