Sílvia Correia Monteiro

Sílvia Correia Monteiro
University of Minho · Centro de Investigação em Educação

Educational Psychology, PhD
Researcher at Research Center on Education, University of Minho

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Introduction
Sílvia Correia Monteiro currently works at University of Minho. Sílvia does research in Higher Education and Educational Psychology. Her current project is 'From academic training to professional integration: Impact factors on the employability of Portuguese graduates'.

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Publications (52)
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to explore employment perception of students as a relevant indicator of higher education quality, using blended multi-criteria decision-making methods. Design/methodology/approach The differential impact of these variables was analyzed in this paper taking a sample of 641 students and six higher education lectu...
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The interactions between the higher education sector and society and industry have been attracting increased attention in terms of ways to develop social innovation solutions to societal problems. Despite calls from politicians and the existence of some guidelines, we know little about how higher education could incorporate social innovation activi...
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University-to-work transition can represent a challenging task, particularly in a time of high uncertainty about labour market trends and requirements (Savickas et al., 2009). If in the past, it could be stated that career integration was more or less straightforward, and vertical progression, through successive promotions within one single organiz...
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Our study seeks to (i) explore the factor structure of the perceived employability scale - Higher Education version; (ii) identify the biographical and contextual predictors of the perceived employability. For this purpose, 373 Portuguese graduates participated in our study. Based on collected data, we performed confirmatory factor analysis and reg...
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Mathematics is a basic and structural discipline of several Higher Education courses. Despite its comprehensive application to numerous real-world situations, students frequently demonstrate low levels of engagement and negative attitudes towards mathematics, which are also translated in poor achievement. In this context, teaching approaches might...
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The impact of globalization and rapid technological advancement drives to a new concept of working, which encourages continuous competencies' development, taking into account individuals' interests, personality and labour market opportunities. This new perspective implies, on one hand, high levels of self-knowledge and, on the other hand, an in-dep...
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This study explores the factors that contribute to students’ perceptions of their preparedness for transition from university to work, taking a multidimensional perspective on their academic experience. To that end, a questionnaire was designed and administered to students enrolled in the final year of their master’s degree programme. Students were...
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This chapter addresses the role of Higher Education in times of change, taking into account three of the key-issues for the EU 2020 growth strategy: employment, education, and social inclusion. The concept of empowerment is discussed as a way to accomplish such targets, here analyzed according to three main components: educating for the labor marke...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to explore the influence of work experience and gender on graduates’ perception of competencies, preparation and expectations of success in labour market (LM) transition. The research questions that guide this study are: How do graduates evaluate the competencies acquired during their masters’ degree? How do g...
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This study analyzed the psychometric properties and the factor structure of the Career Adapt-Abilities Scale (CAAS)-Portugal HE Form with 406 graduate students and explored the relationship between career adaptability, work experience, extracurricular activities and work transition. The analysis allows us to conclude that CAAS can be a valid and us...
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Resumen Current models of employability are rather broad and complex, including not only a set of skills as determinant factors in employability, but also a subjective dimension that considers individual self-beliefs and attitudes. This study presents the preliminary results of a research project focused on the factors that impact employability wi...
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Resumo In the present study, a group of high-achieving students is characterized, and the relationship between personality traits, study practices and learning environments is explored. Thirty three engineering students with outstanding academic achievement were assessed using a mixed method approach, consisting of a semi-structured interview and...
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This study explores the factors affecting the development of academic excellence on a group of 33 high-achieving engineering students. Participants were interviewed individually to explore several personal and contextual aspects of their past and current academic pathways. The results obtained reflect three main contributions to the conceptualizati...
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This study explores the factors affecting the development of academic excellence on a group of 33 high-achieving engineering students. Participants were interviewed individually to explore several personal and contextual aspects of their past and current academic pathways. The results obtained reflect three main contributions to the conceptualizati...
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The aim of this study was to compare the original version of Escala de Competência de Estudo –ECE (C&T), with the reduced one by using the Item Response Theory. A sample of 126 college students, male and female, between 17 and 48 years old (M= 24.65, SD= 6.54) answered the test. The precision coefficients obtained were .91 for the original scale an...
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In this exploratory study, we aimed to identify the factors that differentiate highly-achieving students and also analyze the variables predicting high performance. We applied the Scale of Study Skills and the Motivation for Deliberate Practice Questionnaire to a group of high achievers (N = 33) and a group of students with average achievement (N =...
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The perceptions of students about their teachers have interested the academic and scientific community, regarding the improvement of the quality of higher education. This paper presents data obtained from interviews conducted with ten high achiever engineering students and focuses on the characteristics of teachers that are highly valued by the par...
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Following a theoretical framework relating research on learning and academic achievement in higher education with the new developments on the theoretical concepts and empirical works in the area of excellence and superior performance, this thesis aims to identify which of the variables recognized in the literature contribute to the understanding of...
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Taking into account the literature on learning processes and the literature on excellence, this paper aims to analyze the perception of five excellent engineering students about the influence of teachers in their pathways throughout their development. To accomplish this, semi-structured interviews were developed, and conducted with the participants...
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Some theoretical perspectives try to explain the high levels of performance. Contextual, cognitive, and motivational, as well as personality factors seem to describe the way of life of the subjects with high levels of performance, suggesting the complexity and the multidimensionality of human excellence. The present study analyses the academic cour...
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This article analises the study methods of a freshmen group of Minho University at the moment they access higher education. Most of these students are from engineering courses. The IACHE inventory of attitudes and study habits was used. This inventory consists of five sub-scales: comprehensive approach; reproductive approach; personal perceptions o...
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O artigo analisa os métodos de estudo de uma amostra de alunos do 1º ano de uma Universidade de Portugal, no momento de ingresso na Universidade, maioritariamente de cursos de Engenharia. Utilizou-se o Inventário de Atitudes e Comportamentos Habituais de Estudo - IACHE, que contempla cinco sub-escalas: enfoque compreensivo; enfoque reprodutivo; per...
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Diversos estudos têm apontado para diferenças individuais dos alunos nos seus métodos de estudo de acordo com o seu rendimento académico. Alunos com melhores classificações no ensino secundário apresentam abordagens ao estudo, ao entrarem no ensino superior, mais próximas de um enfoque profundo ou compreensivo de aprendizagem. Por sua vez, alunos c...

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In the last years I have been conducting research in the fields of graduates' employment, soft skills and career skills' development, and I am know looking for researchers with practical experiences adressing graduates training in this field, using serious games. Can you help me please?
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(i) to develop knowledge about career resources of undergraduates with different individual and socio-cultural characteristics. Although it is known the way adaptation processes vary among individuals, there is still some uncertainty about which events or contextual circumstances influence such processes. This study will contribute to the understanding of specificities of the Career Construction Theory and to the validation of the Career Resources Framework, by addressing the variation of career resources of different publics, comprising diverse individual and contextual backgrounds; This will inform the second part of the project, which consists on: (ii) to develop and assess an e-learning based career intervention, adapted to the characteristics of the participants. Empirical studies in this field are scarce, and there is need for more evaluation and dissemination knowledge about what interventions work with which groups of individuals.