Factors influencing adaptation from university to employment in Portugal and Brazil


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The career adaptation model helps to explain the process of transitioning from university to employment among college students. This study tested the invariance of the model for gender and for Portuguese and Brazilian cultural contexts. Participants included 638 students (69 per cent women, 66.1 per cent Brazilian), aged 18 to 56 (M = 23.78, SD = 20.33). Individuals' adaptability resources, adapting responses, and adaptation results were considered and assessed. Multigroup path analysis results indicated invariance of the model only for contexts, indicating that the adaptation process,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Career development; Outcomes; Students; Higher education; Gender

Keywords: Transition from education and training to employment; Employment outcomes; Career pattern; Perception; Employability; Student behaviour; Attitude

Geographic subjects: Brazil; South America; Portugal; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2021

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Journal volume: 21

Journal number: 3

Journal date: October 2021

Pages: pp. 507-529

ISSN: 0251-2513, 1573-1782 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 147.225

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