Psicologia: Teoria e Pesquisa
Print version ISSN 0102-3772
GUIMARAES, Nicole Medeiros and PASIAN, Sonia Regina. Adequacy to Reality of adolescents: informative possibilities of the Desiderative Questionnaire. Psic.: Teor. e Pesq. [online]. 2009, vol.25, n.3, pp. 347-355. ISSN 0102-3772. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-37722009000300008.
This paper is a sample of an investigation on the adolescents' performance patterns in the Desiderative Questionnaire. This questionnaire was individually applied to 120 voluntary adolescents of both genders, without history of developmental disturbances, attending public and private high schools in Ribeirão Preto (SP). Three independent examiners evaluated their answers in the Desiderative. For this work, only the Desiderative's technical indicators on Adequacy to Reality were selected, which were: Average Reaction Time, Choice Sequence, Necessity of Induction, Anthropomorphic Answers, and Common Answers (more frequent). The results indicated precision, offering solid basis, scientifically grounded, for the use of the Desiderative Questionnaire by Brazilian psychologists.
Keywords : adolescents; adequacy to reality; projective techniques; desiderative questionnaire.