Adaptação ao ensino superior militar: preditores do sucesso académico

Translated title of the contribution: Adaptation to military higher education: academic success predictors

António Palma Rosinha, Hermes de Andrade Júnior*

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Military culture requires high levels of adaptation at the psychological, physical and emotional levels. Students in military higher education are subject to high stress levels, particularly during the first year at the Military Academy of Portugal. Cadets face several challenges to graduate as permanent officers of the Portuguese Army and the Republican National Guard. This study aims to identify and describe the stressors during the adaptive effort to military higher education, analyzing how they evolve over the years and constitute possible predictors of academic success. The sample gathers 601 candidates and future students at the Military Academy. On this topic, two cross-sectional and longitudinal studies have shown that physical and psychological well-being and time management are the factors that most contribute to the perception of academic self-efficacy and partially explain academic success over the medium term (second year). The longitudinal nature of this research emphasizes the results obtained and suggests that future studies should establish correlations with self-esteem and performance measures as official in an operational context.

Translated title of the contributionAdaptation to military higher education: academic success predictors
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)131-142
Number of pages12
Issue number76
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Academic success
  • Military culture
  • Military education
  • Military stressors
  • Self-efficacy


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