The purpose of this work is to report the main results of the development and validation process of a personality traits questionnaire designed to contribute with relevant information to the compatibility analysis between the careers offered by the Salesian Polytechnic University (UPS) and the professional-vocational profile of the university aspirants. Considering that the professional orientation is based on the determination of models of desirable traits and profiles, the identification of those personality traits most suitable for studying a specific career can constitute a decisive complementary factor for the vocational evaluation, allowing a more effective professional orientation. The present study takes as a reference the Allport Traits theory (1970) which assumes personality as the integration of all the traits and characteristics of the individual that determine a way of behaving. The study counted with the participation of 875 university aspirants to the careers offered by UPS in the academic period 2017 - 2017. The Personality Traits Questionnaire (CUPER - UPS) applied to study participants has scales that allow the following characteristics to be evaluated: Leadership, Responsibility, Self-control, Sociability, Sense, Invention, Interpersonal Trust, Vigor and Psychic Mismatches. Given the complexity of the personality traits to be measured, Exploratory Factorial Analysis (EFA) was used to identify the possible dimensions that make up each scale. Once the predominant dimensions per scale were defined, those items with deficient factorial loads were eliminated. The reliability analysis of the CUPER scales was carried out using Cronbach's Alpha coefficient. Concurrent validity was evaluated by comparing the results of the CUPER with the measurements taken by an already standardized instrument, in this case Gordon's Personality Profile-Inventory (P-IPG). In all cases, statistically satisfactory results were obtained. This first stage of validation of the CUPER-UPS makes it possible to advance towards the integration of personality traits in more consistent models of professional orientation, allowing to elevate the percentages of vocational-professional affinity in the selection of careers and consequently, to improve the academic terminal efficiency in the medium and long term.
|Translated title of the contribution||Construction Of A Questionnaire Of Personality Features For Professional Orientation Purposes For The Admissions Program Of The Salesian Polytechnic University - Ecuador|
|Original language||Spanish (Ecuador)|
|Title of host publication||Construcción De Un Cuestionario De Rasgos De Personalidad Con Fines De Orientación Profesional Para El Programa De Admisiones De La Universidad Politécnica Salesiana – Ecuador|
|Publisher||Universidad De Panamá|
|State||Published - 30 Aug 2018|