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Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

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Abstract

GODOY, Silvia; NORONHA, Ana Paula Porto; AMBIEL, Rodolfo Augusto Matteo  and  NUNES, Maiana Farias Oliveira. Intelligence and interests tests in vocational guidance. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.1, pp. 75-81. ISSN 1413-294X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2008000100009.

The use of psychometrically adjusted instruments to the context in which they will be used is important to trust the psychological assessments process. In professional counseling situations, such use has the same importance, since different constructs analyses must provide a better self-knowledge, facilitating an adequate professional choice. The goal of this study was to correlate different intelligence and vocational interests instruments, answered by 312 students from a vocational counseling process, with age average 16.13 years old (SD = 2.07). Results showed significant correlations between BPR-5 and LIP, in one hand, and between INV and Angelini, in the other. New studies with larger and more geographically heterogeneous samples are suggested, aiming to get more validity evidences, mainly to the not approved instruments by the Federal institution that regulates psychological test use.

Keywords : psychological assessment; professional interests; intelligence; validity.

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