AJIBM  Vol.4 No.7 , July 2014
Motivational Profile and the Inclination of the Career of Student of Information Technology

The area of information technology (IT) has undergone constant changes that, consequently, impact directly on professional and in companies that work with this sector. The aim of this study was to identify the motivational profile and the slope on the professional career of the student. This is a field which is applied in questionnaires closed with students. The sample was composed 94 students of two universities of computer in Brazil. Two instruments used were the inventory of Schwartz values (IVS) that offer some perspectives of appreciation of employee matching your goals and interests, and the other instruments were the questionnaire by Edgar Schein on professional inclination, which allows you to identify the relationship and prospects of those with work and their lives. The results reveal that students and IT professionals surveyed here are self-determined individuals who value the life , benevolent and hedonists, seeking the welfare and satisfaction in work and love challenges. Then we conclude that professionals and IT students are or will be, mostly professionals looking for constant challenges and personal and professional satisfaction, adapting the work as best as possible to your life .

Cite this paper: Martins, E. and Contreras, F. (2014) Motivational Profile and the Inclination of the Career of Student of Information Technology. American Journal of Industrial and Business Management, 4, 385-393. doi: 10.4236/ajibm.2014.47047.

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