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The factors affecting students' career choice

Meng, Qing Dong (2016) The factors affecting students' career choice. Masters thesis, Universiti Utara Malaysia.

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Abstract

One of the critical aspects of an individual's life is career choice as a career chosen will determine the role pattern need to be played by the individual in the future society and the career choice is one of the important processes in life. The aim of this study is to investigate factors that influencing career choice among students. This study focus on students who will be dealing with the decision on career choice in Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah. A total number of 377 students responded to the questionnaire. Statistical Package Software for Social Science (SPSS) Version 22.0 was used to analyze the collected data. Reliability analysis, multiple regressions and correlation were applied to this study. Pearson correlation analysis results showed that the influence of personal interest, family influence, and personality have a positive relationship to career choices. Moreover, the results of regression analysis showed that the personal interests exerted great influence on the choice of a career compared to family influence and personality. Recommendations for future study in order to investigate other important factors that influence students' career choices.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career Choice, Personal Interests, Family Influence, Personality.
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mr. Badrulsaman Hamid
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2017 10:48
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2017 10:48
URI: http://etd.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/5940

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