Análisis del proceso de evaluación psicológica en los Departamentos de Consejería Estudiantil de la provincia del Azuay
Ladines Flores, Verónica Estefanía
Sumba Vega, Dionicio Nicolás
The situation of the Student Counseling Departments in the Province of Azuay is not very clear due to the lack of descriptive or evaluative studies that can offer the necessary guidelines in order to intervene or implement progress actions. For that reason, the Ministry of Education, through the School of Psychology of the University of Cuenca, proposes the intention of evaluating such Departments through the project called “Diagnosis of the Role and Performance of the Student Counseling Departments of the Province of Azuay.” Our investigation originates from this macro project, and it specifically requires to study the topic “Analysis of the Psychological Evaluation Process in the Student Counseling Departments of the Province of Azuay.” Its objective is to determine the extent to which the Student Counseling Departments know and apply the methodologies proposed for the Psychological Evaluation. This research process presents a cross-section quali-quantitative approach based on a retrospective description with the application of a structured-base-and-topic questionnaire (survey) and questions for consolidation and confirmation of specific information (semi-structured interview). The interpretation of the results allowed us to know the strengths and weaknesses of the psychologists of the DECES. The most important piece of information was that a higher percentage of psychologists know various theories and evaluation tools which are taken advantage of during practice.