Competências de vida e autonomia na idade adulta emergente

  • Bruna Andreia Marques da Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The literature indicates that the acquisition of autonomy is one of the fundamental competences for adulthood, and this transition to acquisition occurs simultaneously with the construction of young people's self-concept. Therefore, this study explores the relationship between goals such as autonomy and different domains of self-esteem in young adults aged between 18 and 25 years. For this, we used a sample of 128 young people, who answered the Casey Life Skills Assessment (CLSA) and the Self Description Questionnaire III (SDQ-III). The following results are highlighted: (a) the CLSA demonstrates good psychometric capabilities for application in the general adult population; (b) intelligent young people of autonomy and self-concept; (c) differences were observed in the competences of autonomy and self-concept according to gender, education level and phratry position; and (d) verify these positive relationships between autonomy and self-concept competencies. This research sought to be a contributor to the understanding of young adults' autonomy skills.
Date of Award3 Apr 2023
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorBruna Andreia Marques da Silva (Supervisor)


  • Autonomy skills
  • Self-concept
  • Emerging adulthood


  • Mestrado em Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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