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Análise Psicológica

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SANTOS, Luisa  and  ALMEIDA, Leandro S.. Vivências académicas e rendimento escolar: estudo com alunos universitários do 1.º ano. Aná. Psicológica [online]. 2001, vol.19, n.2, pp.205-217. ISSN 0870-8231.

The results from a sample of 456 first year students at Universidade do Minho are analysed in the dimensions of academic adaptation and their possible impact on the students achievement. The data concerning adjustment was collected by passing the «Questionário de Vivências Académicas – QVA» (Almeida & Ferreira, 1997). The 17 QVA sub-scales were grouped into personal, academic realization, and contextual/ institutional dimensions. In order to evaluate the academic performance some indicators referring to the students assessment in the academic year 1998/1999 were collected. The results present a significant correlation coefficient between the academic dimension of adjustment and the school classifications. Indeed, the academic performance of students is predicted to a degree from 16% to 30% by the QVA sub-scales. As a tendency the sub-scales with greater impact on academic achievement were those related to the methods of study, the knowledge previously acquired by students, the perception of cognitive competences and the adjustment to the curriculum.

Keywords : Academic adjustment; academic achievement; first year students.

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