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PERCEPCIóN DE ESTUDIANTES DE PSICOLOGíA SOBRE LA INFORMáTICA EN SU FORMACIóN PROFESIONAL

Keywords: Psychology , information systems , professional training

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This paper analyses a qualitative research aimed to exploring the perception of 45 psychology students from different universities in Santiago de Chile, about incorporating information systems to support learning in their professional training. Data were collected through semi structured interviews and their analysis was based on Grounded Theory’s coding process. Results show that the major categories are computer knowledge, appreciation of computers and factors that hinder their use. From the selective coding a positive evaluation emerges of information systems as an economic and useful tool. However, there is also a high reluctance on the part of the students regarding the use of such tools in the psychologist′ traditional professional work. Personal and organizational factors were found as bases for students’ assessment, motivation and level of knowledge facing the use of these tools.

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