Adaptabilidade de carreira em adolescentes portugueses

Translated title of the contribution: Career adaptability of Portuguese adolescents

Maria do Céu Taveira, Cátia Marques, Íris Martins Oliveira

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Career adaptability includes positive concern about the future, confidence in coping with career transitions, curiosity about educational and occupationalworlds, and perceived control over the future. These attitudes may favor planning, self-efficacy, career exploration and decision making, important behaviors for identity construction and educational success in adolescence. In this study, based on theAdapt-ability Scale, we analyzed the career adaptability profile of 349 9th grade students (184 boys, 52.7%, Mage = 14.55, SD = .90) attending schools in three northernregions from the country. Adolescents presented positive levels of confidence, control, curiosity and concern, respectively. There were significant differences betweensexes, with girls scoring higher than boys in concern, and boys scoring higher thangirls in perceived confidence, curiosity and control over their careers. There were nodifferences between younger and older students. Students from a less inland regionexperienced significantly higher levels of confidence in problem solving and careertransitions when compared to those in the innermost region. Career interventionsin school settings planned for this region may be informed by results such as these.
Translated title of the contributionCareer adaptability of Portuguese adolescents
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)67-74
JournalPsicologia da Criança e do Adolescente
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescence
  • Career
  • Adaptability
  • Transition
  • Education


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