Avances en Psicología Latinoamericana
versão impressa ISSN 1794-4724
VILLALOBOS-PEREZ, Alfonso. Emotional characteristics of psychology students: a study based on the formative research perspective. Av. Psicol. Latinoam. [online]. 2008, vol.26, n.2, pp. 252-269. ISSN 1794-4724.
In the formative research scheme, the author built a psychological scale, with the purpose of analyzing psychological characteristics of the School of Psychology students. The instrument showed a high reliability coefficient (a =0,86), the exploratory factorial analysis found five variables which allowed to predict some aspects of sex and career level through a logistic regression; the ALSCAL showed two emotional dimensions. The author recommends to improve the instrument and to continue its application in the School. It is also necessary to develop qualitative research to acquire new data about the topic of the research.
Palavras-chave : formative research; psychology students; anxiety.