José Mendes

José Mendes
INTELECTO - Psychology & Research · Psychology and Research

Ph.D. in Psychology
Ph.D student in Tourism

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Introduction
José Mendes currently works at the INTELECTO - Psychology & Research. José Mendes does research in Psychology of Appearance, Cognitive Psychology, Health Psychology and Clinical Psychology. Currently is a PhD candidate in tourism.
Additional affiliations
January 2019 - April 2021
Instituto de Psicologia Cognitiva, Desenvolvimento Humano e Social
Position
  • Research Assistant
October 2014 - present
Therapeutic Mirror Research
Position
  • Researcher
January 2011 - present
INTELECTO - Psicologia & Investigação
Position
  • Managing Director
Education
November 2020 - November 2023
University of Lisbon
Field of study
  • Tourism
September 2010 - January 2018
ISPA Instituto Universitário
Field of study
  • Psicologia (Especialidade Psicologia da Saúde)
September 2008 - July 2010
Universidade da Beira Interior
Field of study
  • Psicologia Clínica e da Saúde

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Publications (78)
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Objetivo As preocupações com a aparência têm vindo a ter um crescente interesse ao nível da investigação. Pretende-se avaliar a validade fatorial e a fiabilidade da Escala de Avaliação da Aparência de Derriford (DAS-24) na população portuguesa. Método Quinhentos e oito sujeitos, participaram neste estudo, utilizando uma amostra por conveniência. O...
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Aim: The aim of this study was to understand the possible influence of personality traits on the importance and significance of perception of body image and self-awareness of appearance in individuals. Method: 214 online recruited subjects between the ages of 17 and 64 years answered to a socio-demographic questionnaire, the Portuguese version of t...
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Background: Obstetric violence is a multifactorial concept involving several actors, namely health professionals, parturients, and health institutions, directly influencing its definition and understanding. Objectives: To present a holistic perspective of the concept of obstetric violence through the review and analysis of empirical studies conduct...
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Well-being in tourism experiences has been the target of recent attention in the academic community, with divergent results, the impact of vacations pointing either to an increase or decrease in the well-being and quality of life of the individual. Nonetheless, recent studies have reported that senior tourists travel to enrich themselves personally...
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Tourism has been affirmed as an activity that promotes health and well-being. The present study aims to present a confirmatory analysis of the PERMA model in a sample of Portuguese senior tourists who visited the island of São Miguel (Azores). After approval of the study by the ethics committee (reference 6/2022), a Sociodemographic Questionnaire,...
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The archipelago of the Azores islands, comprising 9 islands in the Atlantic, has more than five hundred years of history, rich in cultural, natural, religious, architectonic, and intangible cultural heritage. The Azores islands, a travel destination holding a variety of awards (e.g., sustainability, biodiversity, safety, beauty, excellence, among o...
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Objective: The present study has the main purpose analyze the psychometric properties of the Female Genital Self-Image Scale (FGSIS), in a sample of Portuguese women with over 18 years of age. Methods: Following a quantitative and exploratory typology, the study was comprised of a sample of 157 women, with a mean age of 27.71 years (SD=9.91). The p...
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Objective: The overall lack of studies regarding body image perception in males incited the translation and further adaptation of the Male Genital Self-image Scale for the Portuguese population. The present study's main purpose is to identify the psychometric properties in a sample of Portuguese males. Methods: The sample is comprised of 160 males,...
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Augmented reality (AR) has been considered an innovative technology for tourist activity. The objective of this study was to understand the use of AR in tourist experiences. Through three databases (b-on, EBSCO, and Web of Science) full-text publications were searched with peer review between the years 2015 and 2020. After full reading, thirteen ar...
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Objective: Body image is very relevant in the period of adolescence development. This study aims to analyze the psychometric properties of the CARSAL and CARVAL scales (measures of salience and valence) in a sample of Portuguese adolescents living in an insular context. Method: Quantitative, psychometric, and exploratory studies followed the ethica...
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Background and Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate internalized homophobia and the feeling of everyday discrimination among LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual, Queer, Intersex, Asexual) community in physical education. Methods: Qualitative, quantitative and exploratory study was used on a convenience sample, non-probabilistic,...
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Background: Body image is considered a fundamental construct in society, being the practice of physical activity or physical exercise a promoter of a more robust body and of a greater satisfaction with the body image. The practice of physical activity or physical exercise is also a recommendation of the World Health Organization. Objectives: Unders...
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Currently, it is increasingly required that investigations are published, contributing to the knowledge that goes beyond common sense. However, writing a scientific paper is not an easy task. It imposes a lot of motivation, time, and persistence for the researcher. Helping students and young researchers to design a paper structure according to the...
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O turismo sénior encontra-se num movimento de afirmação nos Açores como destino tu-rístico competitivo e sustentável. Assim, torna-se fundamental analisar as perceções dos stakeholders do turismo (empresários, autoridades, decisores políticos e outros agentes da oferta turística e cultural), de modo a integrar as suas conceções, preocupações, obje-...
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A incerteza associada à natureza intangível do produto turístico e o reconhecimento de limitações/incapacidades decorrentes do processo de envelhecimento, têm implicações no planeamento de uma viagem por parte dos turistas seniores e na necessária adaptação da oferta do destino para os acolher, motivando a realização deste estudo. Partindo de uma a...
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Ao longo do tempo, e a par do envelhecimento demográfico mundial, emerge um novo foco de atenção na área do turismo – o turismo sénior, um novo nicho de mercado considerado sustentável e com reconhecida importância na promoção do envelhecimento ativo. Face ao aumento do fluxo de turismo sénior, aliado à necessidade de se adaptar as ofertas existent...
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Resumo A expansão turística conduz a fatores inesperados num universo, por si só, muito dinâmico e em profunda transformação, ao nível mundial. Assim acontece com os espaços insulares e com os Açores, em particular. Em consonância com o que apuramos pela análise qualitativa quer nas respostas dos decisores e agentes económicos do setor, quer nas na...
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A literatura de especialidade revela que o turismo sénior está em franca expansão e é um segmento de mercado muito heterogéneo, quer pelas suas características socioeconómi-cas, quer pelas suas motivações aquando da preparação e realização de uma viagem. Os Açores registam um número crescente de visitantes seniores, exigindo-se aos empresá-rios e d...
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Information and communication technologies (ICT) have revolutionized the daily lives of society and the global economy development. In tourism, digital transformation takes on a central role, contributing to the promotion of tourism products and services and enabling stakeholders and tourists to enjoy the benefits of globalization and social change...
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Com este livro, pretendemos propor algo diferente: um livro baseado na ciência, de forma que você possa conhecer um pouco melhor o que é a autoestima; o que quer realmente mudar de forma a manter uma autoestima saudável; e apresentar algumas técnicas que possam contribuir para melhorar essa autoestima. Este livro pode ser utilizado por leitores, pr...
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Objective: The study aims to assess the prevalence of burnoutin social workers working in Portugal during theSARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Method: Descriptive, quantitative,and cross-sectional study carried out between November 2020 and March 2021, 416 social workers from 20 municipalities in mainland Portugal and the islands participated, answering a brief...
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Currently, due to demographic, social and life stage factors, the senior segment presents itself as being one of the most dynamic in its contribution to the growth of tourism. In the literature, the perceptions of the stakeholders of the sector have deserved increased attention, as they are essential to ensure the design and implementation of strat...
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A Revista Portuguesa de Psicologia da Aparência (RPPA) emerge pela necessidade de divulgar estudos científicos numa área considerada recente em Portugal, a Psicologia da Aparência. A Psicologia da Aparência tem-se desenvolvido e afirmado nas últimas décadas, tendo sido publicado o primeiro livro em 2005 (The Psychology of Appearance), seguido do pr...
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Objective: This study aims to assess differences and possible relationships between the degree of dissatisfaction with body image, body mass index, self-esteem, academic classification, physical exercise and satisfaction with academic life in a sample of students from the males attending higher education. Method: Participated 100 male university st...
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The development of senior tourism requires in-depth knowledge of this market segment in order to support the definition of appropriate policies for the promotion and enhancement of this sector. Knowing in detail the interests and activities made available at the destination and ascertaining those that were carried out and the degree of tourists’ sa...
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Given the world epidemic context (SARS-CoV 2), the use of the Internet is quite evident for the purposes of global sanitary management, shopping, teleworking, distance teaching/e-learning, telemedicine and social bonding. The Internet is part of the adolescents’ daily life in the 21st century – the Millennial generation. The way of being a teenager...
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This study aims to assess whether sociodemographic variables, BMI and appearance-related factors influence life satisfaction in older people. In this cross-sectional and quantitative study, 53 non-institutionalized elderly people between the ages of 65 to 89 years participated. They answered a set of instruments consisting of: a sociodemographic qu...
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Aim: The adjustment to facial disfigurement (acquired or congenital) has been researched during the last few years, the objective of this work is to understand the main theories and models used by researchers in the course of their evaluation and intervention on people who show visible differences to their visage. Method: Using the EBSCO, Web of Kn...
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No despertar das recordações de uma infância, rapidamente se fazem surgir memórias de não se querer chegar a "velho", morrer sim, mas antes dos 50 anos. Não se quer viver a "velhice". Emergem pensamentos quando se olha a pessoa idosa, como aquela que já se debateu com as suas guerras e pouco, ou nada poderia fazer neste mundo. Crianças e jovens, tã...
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RESUMO: Objetivo: Pretende-se com este estudo contribuir para análise psicométrica de um instrumento de avaliação relativo à exclusividade sexual. Método: Através do realizou-se um inquérito composto por um dos critérios de inclusão. Resultados: A EAES apresentou moderado índice de consistência apresentou um ajustamento aceitável após a erros (e um...
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Apresenta-se um resumo muito breve das principais alterações das normas APA apresentadas na 7ª Edição. A leitura desta apresentação, obriga o estudante e investigador a realizar uma leitura mais profunda da 7ª Edição, uma vez que as alterações/exemplos aqui mencionadas, servem somente para uma noção geral das atuais regras de publicação com as norm...
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his paper intends to present a brief reflection on the negative connotation associated with the term “disfigurement”, suggesting the use of the term “vis- ible differences”. It emphasizes the importance of robustness, resilience and post-traumatic growth in the psychological adjustment to visible facial differ- ences, as well as the importance of h...
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A entrada no ensino superior é uma transição desenvolvimentista que representa conquistas, sonhos e expetativas. Expetativas académicas são prognósticos criados mentalmente pelos estudantes na sua entrada no ensino superior (Soares & Almeida, 2001) e envolvem dimensões cognitivas, motivacionais e afetivas (Soares, Santos, Andrade & Sequeira de Sous...
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Background and Aim: The self-image can be especially disruptive when dealing with facial disfigurement. Disfigurement is a problem that not only affects the child/adolescent but also has an impact on the family and relatives as well. However, although the major goal for nurses was to improve the quality of health care, most health professionals lac...
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Background and Aim: Sleep is fundamental for the development of the individual, arousing interest in investigating the quality of sleep in higher education students. The aim of this study was to characterize the components of subjective quality of sleep and excessive daytime sleepiness in a sample of higher education students. Method: The Portugues...
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This research aims to study the translation, adaptation and psychometric properties analyze of the CARSAL / CARVAL instrument. The sample consisted of 202 adults, aged between 18 and 68 years old, from various regions of mainland Portugal and its islands. The participants answered sociodemographic questions; two aspects of appearance self-schema; s...
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We intend to contribute towards a better understanding of the variables that affect the Schematic Investment and Self-consciousness of the appearance of those who suffer from acquired facial disfigurement. The sample consisted of 67 individuals who have been submitted to plastic and reconstructive surgery and completed a questionnaire evaluating th...
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New technology was demonstrated an important tool to promote the security and quality of life in older people. This research was centred in publish studies in the last five years. The objective is to understand their participation in society through the internet. New information and communication technology (ICT) were explored in the older people d...
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ABSTRACT: Research on body image has been focused on the notions connected to the satisfaction and dissatisfaction towards one's body image, where a positive body image has been established in the assessment of how individuals regard their own body. A quantitative research study was conducted to analyze possible relationships, differences and predi...
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Aim: Self-consciousness of appearance has been recently subject to investigation in several contexts, and studies in visual impairment are unknown. Theobjectiveofthisstudyisto understand the self-consciousness of appearance in visually impaired individuals. Method: 104 participants (43 with congenital blindness, 19 with congenital low vision, 23 wi...
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Objective: Cyberbullying has been drawing the attention of the scientific community. Therefore, nowadays, there is a greater concern on the part of political groups towards this subject which is a public health matter. This systemic literature review aims to understand the approach of primary health care in the identification and prevention of cybe...
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SEMINÁRIO 12º CURSO DE PÓS LICENCIATURA DE ESPECIALIZAÇÃO EM ENFERMAGEM DE SAÚDE INFANTIL E PEDIATRIA
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Dados do Instituto Nacional de Estatística (2018) revelam que por ano, são realizadas em média 38 173 Cirurgias Plásticas e Reconstrutivas e Estéticas (Exceto Pequenas Cirurgias) Efetuadas nos Hospitais entre 2010 e 2016. Sendo desconhecidos dados referentes à sua etiologia, investigadores devem centrar-se no impacto (mediador) destas cirurgias na...
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Uma apresentação sobre análise qualitativa com recurso ao software MAXQDA 2020. Esta apresentação contém uma muito breve descrição de como funciona o respetivo programa, auxiliando os alunos e investigadores juniores a iniciar trabalhos/investigações em análise de conteúdo. A apresentação não dispensa a consulta das referências bibliográficas.
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As competências socioemocionais, enquanto constructo complexo e multidimensional assenta num conjunto de características comportamentais e cognitivas, focando também a adequação emocional inerente ao desenvolvimento de relações interpessoais adequadas e satisfatórias (Merrell, 2008). Estas competências assumem-se como um pilar fundamental na promoç...
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Sendo a psicologia o estudo científico dos processos mentais e do comportamento humano e as suas interações com o ambiente físico e social, a psicologia da aparência, procura estudar como os sentimentos das pessoas sobre a sua aparência podem ter efeitos significativos na forma como estes se percecionam, influenciam o seu bem-estar, os comportament...
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Aim: The present study intends to evaluate the factorial validity and reliability of a reduced version of the Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-14) for the Portuguese population. Method: After analysis of six samples collected between 2010 and 2017, a total of 1016 participant answered questions related to the schematic investment of appearance and s...
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Background: Portuguese researchers have not devoted too much attention to Psychology of Appearance. Contemporary representations of the ideal body (thin, athletic, with defined muscles), widely disseminated by traditional media and by social media, often create dissatisfaction with appearance. Recent studies indicate that university students find t...
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Compreender o impacto dos valores individuais no burnout e, consequentemente, possibilitar o futuro desenho de práticas de gestão de colaboradores, de forma a otimizar o desempenho e a satisfação dos mesmos, assim como, diminuir o burnout.
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A substantial body of research has demonstrated the challenges commonly facing people with visible differences (disfigurements) and explored the potential benefits offered by specialist psychosocial support and intervention for those who are negatively affected. However, little is known about the availability of such support in Europe for people wh...
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Aim: In this literature review we aim to understand the importance of the mirror in the daily life of the individual and understand if the mirror can be used as a strategy, assessment and/or intervention in individuals presenting with facial disfigurement caused by trauma or disease. Method: Resorting to the Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Colle...
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The face plays an important role in the daily life of all individuals, and the presence of facial disfiguration (visible differences to the face), can lead to social avoidance behaviours, anxiety, depression, shame, anger, humiliation and isolation. Although the acquired facial disfigurement has been the subject of several investigations in the las...
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Aim: There has been a considerable interest in research on concerns about appearance The aim of this study is to assess the factorial validity and reliability of the Derriford Appearance Scale (DAS-24) in the Portuguese population. Method: Five hundred and eight subjects participated in this research, using a convenience sample. Participants were a...
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The acquired facial disfigurement (AFD) has received much attention in the last two decades by the scientific community and has been developing a body of work with the aim of understanding the psychological characteristics inherent to it (Rumsey & Harcourt, 2004). The studies indicate the existence of stereotypes that describe the most attractive p...
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In Portugal, the first psychology studies emerged in 2010 with the translation of the DAS-24 to the Portuguese population (psychometric studies on course), and the validation of the Appearance Schemas Inventory (ASI-R; Nazaré, Moreira, & Canavarro, 2010) and of the Body Image Scale (Moreira, Silva, Marques & Canavarro, 2010) to the Portuguese popul...
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The systematic literature review was conducted in the Web of Knowledge, Ebsco and BOne , where were obtained more than a hundred articles that address the facial disfigurement, appearance and body image in children, adolescents and adults. We have considered as inclusion criteria, studies on facial disfigurement acquired in adults and respective as...
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The systematic literature review was conducted in the Web of Knowledge, Ebsco and BOne , where were obtained more than a hundred articles that address the facial disfigurement, appearance and body image in children, adolescents and adults. We have considered as inclusion criteria, studies on facial disfigurement acquired in adults and respective as...
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Em 2010, o Instituto Nacional de Estatística de Portugal (INE) indicou que anualmente se realizam cerca de 40 000 médias e grandes cirurgias reconstrutiva e estética. Apesar da sua etiologia, justifica-se uma maior dedicação na investigação de indivíduos que por trauma ou doença perderam a sua “identidade” apresentando um desfiguramento facial....
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In 2010, the Portuguese Institute of Statistics (INE) pointed out that 40,000 medium and large reconstructive and aesthetic surgeries are performed annually. Regardless of its etiology, a stronger focus on investigating individuals that have lost their "identity" due to trauma or disease, thus featuring a facial disfigurement, is justified. The in...
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Objective: This study aims at identifying differences in sexual exclusivity and marital adjustment among different-sex and same-sex couples. Method: A descriptive and exploratory study was conducted, with 909 individuals aged over 16 years and in a significant relationship for at least 6 months. Using the internet, the participants completed a soci...
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Um laço novo se estabelece entre sexualidade e vida conjugal nas últimas décadas do século XX. Tradicionalmente o direito à actividade sexual era adquirido com o estatuto de sujeito casado; hoje em dia, o intercâmbio sexual passou a ser o motor interno da conjugalidade. No entanto, esta inversão não gerou uma transformação completa das relações de...

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Researchers have recently been very concern about publications in journals indexed in scopus or ISI. Many journals not indexed in Scopus or ISI have high quality articles. What is your opinion about this need to publish in this type of journals?
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- Compreender a experiência do nascimento, segundo a perceção das mulheres que foram mães nos últimos cinco anos; - Desenvolver a Escala de Perceção da experiência da mulher sobre o trabalho de parto e parto - Correlacionar a perceção de VO e a satisfação com a vida; - Determinar o grau de existência de VO segundo a perceção das mulheres.
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Etapa 1 – compreender o papel da teoria da resistência à inovação; teoria do comportamento planeado e modelo de aceitação da tecnologia, nos diferentes clusters de idades; Etapa 2 – analisar a perceção do uso das TIC pelos consumidores através de uma questão aberta integrada no inquérito; Etapa 3 – desenvolver um instrumento que avalie o uso, a resistência e aceitação e qual a influência na intenção de utilização das TICs nas três fases de viagem; Etapa 4 – explorar fatores que influenciam a adoção das TICs no destino (e.g., implementar a inteligência artificial na criação de roteiros).
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O presente projeto tem vários objetivos, por exemplo: Conhecer o bem-estar global, o grau de satisfação, as experiências emocionais positivas, o envolvimento com o ecossistema insular da ilha de São Miguel e as recomendações/sugestões expressas pelos turistas seniores que visitam a ilha de São Miguel;