Psicología desde el Caribe
versão On-line ISSN 2011-7485
URIBE RODRIGUEZ, Ana Fernanda; ARISTIZABAL MOTTA, Andrea; BARONA HENAO, Alexandra e LOPEZ LESMES, Claudia Natalia. Laboral competences of the javeriana university psychologists in different applied areas: clinical, educational, social and organizational. Psicol. caribe [online]. 2009, n.23, pp. 21-45. ISSN 2011-7485.
This research aims to describe general and specific laboral competencies of the Javeriana University psychologists according to his performance area whether clinical, educational, organizational or social; as well as to describe the laboral competencies required by the psychologist employers through a survey named: Encuesta de Competencias del Psicólogo Javeriano (Herrera, Restrepo y Uribe, 2006), and an interview applied only to Javeriana University psychologists. The sample was formed by 22 psychologists graduated from the Javeriana University and 13 psychologists' employers. A descriptive analysis was done with the software SPSS in order to describe the survey items results. Based on the results and the analysis, it was found several differences between the employers and psychologists valuations of the competencies in each performance areas which show the specific nature of competencies according to the specific area. Also, it is possible to say that there are generic competences for psychologists from which were found similarities concerning the employers and graduated psychologists.
Palavras-chave : Psychologists; employers; laboral competences and performance areas.