A identidade do psicólogo do trabalho e das organizações em Portugal
: perspetivas profissionais

  • Daniela Carvalho Alves (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study aims to explore the professional identity of Psychologists in Portugal relating it to job satisfaction, focusing on Work and Organizational Psychologists and the comparison with other areas of speciality in Psychology. To reach the objective of the study, the Psychologists'Professional Identity Questionnaire (PPIQ) developed by Rosenlind and Bengtsson (2019) was applied, as well as the Brief Index of Affective Job Satisfaction developed by Thompson and Phua (2012), both adapted to Portuguese population, and the present study served to validate the first instrument for the Portuguese population. This study was conducted with a crosssectional sample composed of 183 Portuguese psychologists who are working in their area of expertise and a longitudinal sample with two sampling points, with a total of 108 Portuguese psychologists. Several statistical procedures were performed, including exploratory factoranalysis, internal consistency analysis, descriptive statistics, comparison of mean values and correlation analysis. Through the statistical analysis carried out, it was possible to verify that the measure of professional identity translated into Portuguese presents satisfactory psychometric measures. Additionally, this study allowed us to identify that both for work and organizational psychologists and psychologists trained in other areas, professional identity, in the five dimensions considered in this investigation, was relevant to the satisfaction of these professionals in their work. The implications of these results will be discussed in this study.
Date of Award20 Jan 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorSílvia Lopes (Supervisor)


  • Psychologists
  • Work and organizational psychology
  • Professional identity
  • Job satisfaction


  • Mestrado em Psicologia do Trabalho e das Organizações

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