Impacto de percursos educativos na infância na adaptabilidade de carreira
: um estudo retrospetivo com jovens de diferentes níveis socioeconómicos

  • Inês de Jesus Oliveira Paiva da Silva (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Career adaptability is a metacompetence that has developed since childhood. However, it has been mostly studied in adolescence and adulthood, and research is still needed to address the impact of childhood experiences and socio-economic levels. Recognizing the importance of educational contexts, this study analyzes the influence of the frequency of daycare and/or pre-school education on the career adaptability of young people in the 9thand 12th years of schooling of different socio-economic levels. Participants were 271young people, aged between 13 and 20 years (M = 15.46), with 86 (31.7%) attending DayCare and Preschool Education and 185 (68.3%) attended only Pre-School Education. Datawere collected with a Sociodemographic and Academic Characterization Questionnaire,and the Career Adaptability Scale. Results of analysis of variance suggest that youngpeople who attended Day Care and Preschool Education have higher levels of career adaptability, specifically Concern and Curiosity, than young people who attendedPreschool Education. Among young people who attended Day Care and Pre-School Education, those of medium-low socioeconomic level have higher levels of career adaptability, specifically Concern and Curiosity, than those of low and medium-highlevels. Among the participants who only attended Pre-School Education, those of low and medium-high socioeconomic levels have higher career adaptability, specifically Concern,than those of low-middle level. Participants who attended Preschool Education and medium-high socio-economic level have higher levels of Curiosity, compared to young people from other socio-economic levels. It is emphasized the need to pursue forward madestudies, multidisciplinary investigations and psychological advice to educational agents.
Date of Award27 Jan 2022
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorÍris Martins Oliveira (Supervisor)


  • Career
  • Career adaptability
  • Childhood
  • Daycare
  • Preschool


  • Mestrado em Psicologia da Educação

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