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De Oliveira,, M C S L; Pinto, R G; Da Silva Souza, A (2003). Perspectivas de futuro entre adolescentes: universidade, trabalho e relacionamentos na transição para a vida adulta. Temas emPsicologia da SBP, 11(1):16-27.

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The present study investigated perspectives about future life among adolescents of different social and
geographical contexts in Brasilia (Brazil). The participants of the study were 48 adolescents studying at the
last term of high school in 4 different schools of Brasilia. The instrument developed for the study was a
three-point Lickert scale composed of 36 propositions divided according to 6 axes: feelings and conceptions
regard future life; transition to college/University; affective transactions; job, profession and career;
Brazilian contemporary scenery and economic perspectives; differences among school, college and
professional activities. For each proposition there was a line reserved for comments. Comparative analysis
of the perspectives of participants - considering the axes under investigation - showed similar concerns in
relation to college and to professional life. They also showed that, no matter the institutional context or
gender considered, participants had better perspectives about the continuation of their schooling than of
their transition to work and to a productive life.


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Other titles:Perspectives of future among adolescents: College, work and relationships in the transition to adulthood
Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Deposited On:20 Dec 2010 14:20
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 14:30
Publisher:Sociedade Brasileira de Psicologia

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