The Young Students of Th University of Brasília: Professional Aspirations

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 4:45 PM
Room: F204
Distributed Paper
Rachel DE CASTRO ALMEIDA , Ciências Sociais, Pontifícia Universidade Católica , Araxá, Brazil
This communication is supported by two central themes addressed by contemporary sociology: the changes in the transition to adulthood and the rise of the values of self-expression, from the perspective of post-materialist theory. This study examines how the young university students from the University of Brasilia, entering the 1st half of 2012 (N3564), reveal their aspirations in the work sphere. We use a quantitative data obtained by means of a framework of work values, similar to those that have been used in the World Values Survey research. We are mapping the main work values between this group. Inglehart's thesis was observed in significant valuation question "interesting work", however, in this group, there is still a predominance of aspiration "job security". The data express a transversely this scale of values when analyzing the differences between the social origins, gender and scientific area of each course. Is important to note that this is an exploratory study, it is worth while track for future studies aiming to better understand the various dynamics experienced by university students, among them the aspirations in the sphere of work, as well as adjustments of these tables of values throughout the process transition to adulthood.