Factors Influencing Career Choices

IBT Journal of Business Studies Volume 15(1), 33-46, 2019

14 Pages Posted: 12 Aug 2019

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Nimra Sharif

Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Students

Nawaz Ahmad

RTS (Research, Trainings, and Solutions); Mehran University of Engineering & Technology

Samiullah Sarwar

University of Loralai, Department of Education

Date Written: August 4, 2019

Abstract

Almost every individual is to face the challenge of the occupational choice problem at one or another time. However, students are particularly to encounter such problem while the selection of study programmes. It is widely believed, particularly by students, that selection of study programmes is the major factor, which leads the students to struggle for their desired future career. This study attempted to explore the roles of mothers, fathers, tutors, future income, future status, and societal difference by labelling all of such factors as “Influencers” on the career choice of young students. From this perspective, cross-sectional data based on primary data collection was gathered from different university students based in Karachi via a developed questionnaire and through nonprobabilistic convenience sampling. The gathered data was, subsequently, analyzed through one sample t-test and one way repeated Measure ANOVA by employing SPSS statistical package. The result of the study highlighted the relative importance of various career choice influences& that averages of variables of influence are statistically different F (4.215, 699.727)= 27.405, p.

Keywords: Career Influences, university students, cross-sectional data

Suggested Citation

Sharif, Nimra and Ahmad, Nawaz and Sarwar, Samiullah, Factors Influencing Career Choices (August 4, 2019). IBT Journal of Business Studies Volume 15(1), 33-46, 2019, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3431911

Nimra Sharif (Contact Author)

Institute of Business Management (IoBM), Students ( email )

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Nawaz Ahmad

RTS (Research, Trainings, and Solutions) ( email )

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Mehran University of Engineering & Technology ( email )

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Samiullah Sarwar

University of Loralai, Department of Education ( email )

Loralai
Pakistan

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