Factors Influencing Career Choices Among High School Students in Zambales, Philippines
Keywords:career choices, factors, family, gender, high school, influences
The purpose of the study was to determine the factors that influence the career choices of STEM students in Zambales. A questionnaire was developed as an instrument to identify attributes that contributes to the career decision-making process of the student-respondents. The questionnaires were answered by STEM students in Public Secondary High Schools in Zambales. The findings revealed that student-respondents gave more importance on their personal career preferences. Although they still acknowledge the guidance and support of their families and peers. Their schools also play a significant role in the process of career decision-making. In terms of the different strategies in making appropriate career choices- the students fairly recognize plenty of external factors that greatly contribute in their way of choosing the professions that are in line with their personal knowledge, skills, and interests. It enables them to identify their short and long-term goals once they already choose a certain career path. It is necessary to understand and comprehend that choosing an appropriate career path is a complex process which needs a thorough evaluation of the different factors that influence a student’s career decision-making process. Choosing an appropriate career path is an essential part in students’ lives. It helps them shape their future.
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