Teresa Medeiros

Teresa Medeiros
University of the Azores | UAc · Psicologia

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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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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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Senior tourism is increasingly expanding. This quantitative and exploratory study aims to understand the motivations that drive elderly travellers to visit the Azores. The Senior Tourists Motivation Scale (STMS) was applied to 470 participants. Collected data were submitted to nonparametric tests. The results showed that: i) STMS items’ scores diff...
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Resumo Objetivo: A imagem corporal é muito relevante no período de desenvolvimento da adolescência. O presente estudo pretende analisar as propriedades psicométricos das escalas CARSAL e CARVAL (medidas da saliência e valência) numa amostra de adolescentes portugueses, residentes em contexto insular. Método: Estudo quantitativo, psicométrico e expl...
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The purpose of this paper is to research the main travel-related concerns that senior tourists face when planning a leisure trip. The study comprises 470 tourists, aged 55 or over, who visited the Azores and aims to determine the importance attributed to travel-related concerns and to investigate whether there is an association between socio-demogr...
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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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Na contemporaneidade, parece haver uma maior consciência das consequências do envelhecimento demográfico mundial, o qual se encontra em crescimento acelerado, com implicações políticas, económicas, sociais e sanitárias, quer seja ao nível global, quer ao nível das comunidades, das famílias e das pessoas. Hoje, os centenários são da ordem dos milhõe...
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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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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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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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Active aging associated with a new paradigm of life promotes senior tourism as a booming sector. In the Azores, tourism has increased in recent years (one of the best destinations in the Atlantic), bringing new multidisciplinary challenges. Based on a sample of tourists who visited the Azores (n = 1000, ages 55–94; 54.2% female), this paper propose...
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This article aims to explore how the company of pets can influence the promotion of well-being in the elderly person's life. In terms of methodology, we chose a literature review approach was chosen, using the B-On and Scholar Google search engines, by searching for the words: Aging, Pets, Older Person, Well-Being. As for some results, it was found...
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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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Being a higher education student is often linked with the engagement in risky behaviours, namely the use of psychoactive substances, alcohol and cannabis in particular. There is limited research on the relationship between psychoactive substance use and the variables self-esteem and satisfaction with life. The present exploratory and quantitative s...
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Despite the importance of the relationship between the sociodemo-graphic characteristics of senior tourists and travel motivation, research about senior consumer behavior intentions remains scarce. The purpose of this re-search is to outline the travel motivations of senior tourists and to investigate which sociodemographic characteristics are impo...
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Our society is growing older and it is important to develop the senior tourism market. Consumers aged 55 and older are a fastest growing market segment and a major business opportunity. The purpose of this research is to develop and test a model to investigate the characteristics of the senior tourists that affect the factors of travel motivation a...
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Despite the importance of the relationship between the sociodemo-graphic characteristics of senior tourists and travel motivation, research about senior consumer behavior intentions remains scarce. The purpose of this re-search is to outline the travel motivations of senior tourists and to investigate which sociodemographic characteristics are impo...
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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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A docência é uma das profissões que tem sofrido alterações tanto ao nível do ensino como da carreira. Com as diversas modificações que têm sido efetuadas, os professores veem-se confrontados com uma panóplia de fatores que influenciam o seu desempenho profissional e que poderão influenciar a sua satisfação profissional. A partir de uma amostra de 1...
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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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Este estudo integra uma investigação mais ampla, cujo propósito foi analisar o impacto da Perturbação de Hiperatividade/Défice de Atenção (PHDA) em contexto escolar, a nível académico, comportamental e social. A Vanderbilt Adhd Diagnostic Teacher Rating Scale (VADTRS) – Escala Vanderbilt de Diagnóstico de PHDA para Professores (EVDPP) - foi traduzi...
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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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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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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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Tourism in the Azores has grown considerably since 2014, having increased over 20% in the last two years. This very significant increase in tourism in the region requires monitoring and a holistic strategy based on the circular economy, with the development of measures that may be reflected in the promotion of quality and in the configuration of so...
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ADHD in the School Context: Comorbidities and Performance Problems Associated Abstract Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is associated with other clinical conditions in about 80% of cases, and this cumulative nature causes even more significant changes in behavior and learning. Based on a sample of 105 elementary school students (sign...
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It was intended to analyze teachers' knowledge (n = 419) about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), through the "Knowledge Assessment Questionnaire of the PHDA", in which they pronounced on different issues (eg, etiology, Intervention). Teachers have been moderately informed (e.g., 78.8% know that punitive use of behavioral management a...
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From a sample of 114 primary and secondary school teachers from the Azores (Portugal), it was intended to analyze the levels of subjective well-being and to verify if these vary according to sociodemographic variables (gender, age and marital status), professionals (level of education, position held and professional development phases); and prepara...
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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is currently seen as a lifespan disorder – an on-going disorder, the origin of which is multifactorial, based on strong genetic predisposition and neurobiological deregulation (Schmidt & Petermann, 2009). It is estimated that around 5% of children are affected (APA, 2014). It is also known that there...
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Atualmente, a Perturbação de Hiperatividade/Défice de Atenção (PHDA) é vista como uma lifespan disorder, isto é, uma perturbação de caráter permanente, cuja génese é multifatorial, com forte predisposição genética e desregulação neurobiológica (Schmidt & Petermann, 2009). Estima-se que afete cerca de 5% das crianças (APA, 2014) e conhece-se o risco...
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The authors summarize some findings from an exploratory study dealing with the cognitive development of 370 college students, from four different major areas, enrolled in courses offered in two separate campuses of the University of the Azores, Portugal (Ponta Delgada and Angra do Heroísmo). In this particular study, students' attitudes, approaches...
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En: In-fan-cia : educar de 0 a 6 años : revista de la Asociación de Maestros Rosa Sensat Barcelona 2004, n. 86, julio-agosto ; p. 16-19 Presenta una experiencia educativa llevada a cabo con niños de entre 2 y 3 años en el grupo de infantil del Núcleo de EducaçOo Infantil, una escuela pública que forma parte de la Universidad Federal de Río Grande d...

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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;