QIIP - Questionnaire of interests for intergenerational practice


  • Susana Villas-Boas Universidade de Coimbra http://orcid.org/0000-0003-3937-3229
  • José Tomás da Silva Universidade de Coimbra
  • Albertina Lima de Oliveira Universidade de Coimbra
  • Natália Ramos Universidade Aberta de Lisboa
  • Inmaculada Montero Universidade de Granada




Interests, intergenerational practice, Intergenerational education, Ageing, QIIP


This article presents the validation study of the Questionnaire of interests for intergenerational practice (QIIP), which aims to contribute to the study of interests on a population level as well as supporting the development and implementation of intergenerational activities and programs through its identification. The design of the study is correlational and cross-generational. The QIIP was applied to 385 residents of Oporto, divided into three age groups. The instrument showed to be valid and revealed good internal consistency concerning the identification of the interests of the sample studied and can be analyzed either by dimension of interest, or by activity item of interest, depending on the goals of intergenerational practices that need to be developed. Upon analysis by dimension and age group, it was found that the Dimension Caring/Protecting and the Dimension Culture refer to common interests, shared among the three age groups. On the other hand, it was observed that the younger group differs from the other age groups in the Dimension Art and in the Dimension “Handiwork”, but no significant differences were found in both dimensions between middle-aged adults and older adults. In the Dimension Use of New Technologies, significant differences were registered among all age groups, decreasing in interest as the age increases.

Author Biographies

Susana Villas-Boas, Universidade de Coimbra

Ph.D em Ciências da Educação, na área de especialização Educação permanente e formação de adultos pela Universidade de Coimbra, professora assistente convidada da Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra e investigadora do Centro de Estudos das Migrações e das Relações Interculturais (CEMRI) da Universidade Aberta de Lisboa e do Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX (CEIS20) da Universidade de Coimbra. FPCE-UC, Rua do Colégio Novo, 3000-115  Coimbra, Portugal. Tel.: +351 239 851 450 Email: suvboas@gmail.com.

José Tomás da Silva, Universidade de Coimbra

PhD. em Psicologia, na área de especialização em Orientação vocacional, professor associado da Universidade de Coimbra da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciência das Educação e investigador do Centros de Estudos Sociais (CES) da Universidade de Coimbra. FPCE-UC, Rua do Colégio Novo, 3000-115  Coimbra, Portugal. Tel.: +351 239 851 450 E-mail: jtsilva@fpce.uc.pt.

Albertina Lima de Oliveira, Universidade de Coimbra

Ph.D em Ciências da Educação, na área de especialização  Educação Permanente e Formação de Adultos pela Universidade de Coimbra, professora auxiliar da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra e investigadora do Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX da mesma Universidade (CEIS20). FPCE-UC, Rua do Colégio Novo, 3000-115  Coimbra, Portugal. Tel.: +351 239 851 450 Email: aolima@fpce.uc.pt.


Natália Ramos, Universidade Aberta de Lisboa

Ph.D em Psicologia pela Universidade René Decartes, Paris, professora associada da Universidade Aberta de Lisboa, Diretora do Centro de Estudos das Migrações e das Relações Interculturais da Universidade Aberta – CEMRI-UAb e investigadora e coordenadora do grupo Saúde, Cultura e Desenvolvimento do mesmo centro. Universidade Aberta, Rua da Escola Politécnica 141-147, 1269-001 Lisboa, Portugal. Tel.: +351 21 391 6300. Email: natalia@uab.pt.

Inmaculada Montero, Universidade de Granada

Ph.D em Pedagogia pela Universidade de Granada, Espanha, e professora doutora contratada da Faculdade de Ciências da Educação, do Departamento de Pedagogia da Universidade de Granada. FCE-UG, Campus Universitario Cartuja, s/n, 18011 Granada, Espanha. Telefone: + 34 958 249633. E-mail:  imontero@ugr.es


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