Os estudantes cabo-verdianos e a perspectiva de voltar ao país de origem

  • Maria Cecília Cruz Varela (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This research aims to examine Cape Verdeans students perspective’s that residing in Portugal and make a correlation with the prospect of returning to their country of origin. In methodological terms, it is a quantitative, descriptive, correlational and cross-sectional study, whose data were collected through a questionnaire rating Cape Verdean Students in Portugal - UCP- BRAGA, created by the administrator and administered to students . The questionnaire consists of five dimensions: Relationship to the Institution, Career Perspective, and Perspective to return to country of origin, Personal and Perceived Competence and Cognitive Adaptation to Travel. The psychometric characteristics are reasonable, with values of Cronbach's alpha, respectively, of .61, .82, .64, .56 and .52. The sample consisted of 60 students Cape Verdeans residing in the district of Braga. The results indicate that the dimension that has higher scores is the prospect of returning to the country of origin and the lowest is the adaptation to the course. Furthermore, we found that the higher the relationship with the institution to greater career prospect and the higher the perception of higher cognitive skills the relationship with the institution, the prospect of career and the prospect of returning to the country of origin. We also found varying results depending on the course option, the course itself and the year attending, especially in dimensions compared with the institution, career prospect, prospect of returning to the country of origin of perception and cognitive skills. No variation of results was found by gender and enrollment. Despite the limitations of this research, primarily with regard to sample size and methodological character of the same, believe it met the goals we set ourselves, which is a pioneer research in this area. We suggest a review of validated assessment instrument, in order to get more accurate data, samples with higher as well as a deepening of the theme.
Date of Award2015
Original languagePortuguese
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMaria de Fátima Rodrigues Leitão Lobo de Araújo (Supervisor)


  • Higher education
  • International students
  • Prospect of returning to the country of origin
  • Cape Verdean students
  • Prospective career


  • Mestrado em Psicologia do Trabalho e das Organizações

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