Factors Influencing Career Decision-Making among Tenth grade students in South Batina Governorate

Mohammed Nasser Al-Saqri, Hafida Suliman Al Brashdiah

Abstract


The purpose of the present study was to investigate factors that influence the career decision-making of tenth graders in the South-Batina governorate and the extent of influence of each, in addition to the effect of gender, level of achievement, field of specialty, and parents educational level variables on those factors. A quantitative method approach was used for data collection. A questionnaire of career decision-making factors was applied to a random cluster sample of (350) tenth grade students (52.3% male, and 47.7% female). Factor analysis yielded three subscales for self-efficacy, family and social factors, and school factors. The results of the study indicate that first school factors, then self-efficacy, and finally family and social factors reported high levels of influence on the career decisions made by tenth graders. The independent samples t-Test revealed that the self-efficacy and school factors influence female students. Moreover, the results show that the self-efficacy and school factors are mainly influencing the science students. The One-Way ANOVA Test revealed significant differences in self-efficacy related to the achievement level, favouring students with high achievement. The results also show significant differences in both school factors influencing low achievement students and the self-efficacy factor favouring parents with higher education.

 


Keywords


Career Decision-Making, Self- efficacy, Family and Social- factors, school- factors

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24200/jass.vol6iss2pp15-31

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