Factors Affecting Career Choice of College Students Essay

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABSTRACT 1 INTRODUCTION 1 Factors in Career Choice 1 PROBLEM STATEMENT 2 OBJECTIVES OF RESEARCH STUDY 2 RESEARCH QUESTIONS 3 SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY 3 ASSUMPTIONS 4 LITERATURE REVIEW 4 Environment 4 Opportunities 5 Personality 6 DELIMINATIONS 7 HYPOTHESIS 8 POPULATION 8 SAMPLE AND RESPONSE RATE 8 DESCRIPTION OF THE INSTRUMENTATION 8 DATA COLLECTION 9 DATA ANALYSIS 9 REFRENCES 10

ABSTRACT
Many factors affect career choices of college students. Identifying these factors would give parents, educators, and industry an idea as to where students place most of their trust in the career selection process. It would also allow students to examine processes they use for career selection.
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* To identify these factors through a survey instrument which will assist in the dissemination of information to students utilizing factors that they have chosen.

RESEARCH QUESTIONS
The questions of the research were the following:

1. How significant are factors of the environment in making career choices? 2. How significant are factors of opportunity in making career choices? 3. How significant are factors of personality in making career choices? 4. Which factor, environment, opportunity, or personality, is most significant to students?
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
The significance of the study is as follows:

1. Some students do not begin to explore ‘real’ career possibilities until after graduation. Academic colleges, technical colleges, industry, and armed forces can provide students with relevant information earlier in their schooling. They can be more aggressive, giving students information they could test and use in their daily studies and apply to their career choice.

2. Before graduating, some students do not consider enough alternative choices in career selection to justify making an informed decision. Sources of influence such as parents or mentors could be brought into a circle of counseling and discussion, to help the student form a comprehensive career plan or outline.

3. Industry can examine where, why,

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