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CAREER CHOICE FACTORS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

This Term Paper is a partial fulfillment
of the requirement in English IV
under the supervision of
Mrs. Cynthia S. Tamayo

Presented by:
Jacquilyn V. Borre

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

This term paper is made possible through the help and support from everyone, including: parents, teachers, family, friends and in essence, all sentient brings. Especially Jovilyn, my sister, never doubted me; she gave me the support I needed to accomplish what I only envisioned. The friends I have made not only as instructors, but also truly as life advisors will assist me throughout my lifelong endeavors.

I sincerely thank to my parents, family, and friends who provide me advice And financial support. The product of this term paper would ot be possible Without sll of them

DEDICATION

I would like to dedicate this term paper to my parents especially to my Mother Resurreccion Borre. There is no doubt in my mind that without her continued Support and counsel I could not have completed this process, and to my sister Jovilyn, my sister who never doubted me; she gave me the support I needed to accomplish what I only envisioned.

CHAPTER ONE

Introduction

Career selection is one of many important choices students will make in determining future plans. This decision will impact them throughout their lives. The essence of who the student is will revolve around what the student wants to do with their life-long work. Basavage (1996, p.1) in her thesis asked, “What is it that influences children one way or another?” Over the school’s front door at Rindge School of Technical Arts is the saying, “Work is one of our greatest blessings. Everyone should have an honest occupation” (Rosenstock & Steinberg, cited in O’Brien, 1996, p. 3). Every student carries the unique history of their past and this determines how they view the world. That history created, in part by the student’s environment, personality, and opportunity, will determine how students make career choices. It then follows that how the student perceives their environment, personality, and opportunity also will determine the career choices students make.

Factors in Career Choice

The first factor in career choice, environment, may influence the career students choose. For example, students who have lived on an island may choose a career dealing with the water, or they may choose to leave the island behind, never to have anything to do with water again. Maybe someone in the student’s life has made a significant impact or impression, leading to a definite career choice. Parents’ educational background may influence student views on whether or not to continue their education. Someone they saw on television may have influenced the student, or parents may have demanded that they assume a family business. These are various environmental factors that would lead a student to a chosen career. How students have seen themselves in a role in which personality is a determining factor may influence a chosen career. Some careers demand that you have the personality to match the qualities of the occupation.

Statement of the problem

There is no clear process that students at Rizal High Scool have used to make career choices. Students at Rizal High Scool should have the opportunity to explore all of the choices available in order to make a logical, educated plan when choosing a career.

Purpose of the study

The three major areas affecting career choice were environment, opportunity and personality. The purpose of the study was to identify the most important factor within these three factors.

OUTLINE

I. Introduction
a. Definition of Career Selection
b. Factors in Career Choice
c. Purpose of the Study
d. Research Questions
e. Significance of the Study
f. Assumptions

III. Major areas affecting in making career choice
a. Environment
b. Personality
c. Opportunity

Significance of the study

The significance of the study was as follows:

1) Some students did not begin to explore ‘real’ career possibilities until after graduation. Academic colleges, technical colleges, industry, and armed forces could provide students with relevant information earlier in their schooling. They could 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 have not considered 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 could examine where, why, and when it could be beneficial for them to invest resources to train and educate students.

4) If career planning were implemented in an efficient manner, students would at the very least be following a career plan of informed decision-making, rather than one of happenstance.

Summary

Exploration of career choices should be a positive endeavor for high school students. A thoughtfully constructed career choice process will provide a meaningful, productive, satisfying quality of career choices. A career choice process or outline might provide better answers than making life decisions.

This study has explored how and when input into the career decision process could make a positive impact.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE……………………………………………………………………………...1 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS……………………………………………………………….2 DEDICATION…………………………………………………………………………….3 TABLE OF CONTENTS………………………………………………………………….4 LIST OF TABLES………………………………………………………………….……...9 CHAPTER ONE – Introduction…………………………………………………………..11 Factors in Career Choice………………………………………………………....11 Statement of Problem…………………………………………………………….16 Purpose of the Study……………………………………………………………...16 Research Questions………………………………………………………………16 Significance of the Study……………………………………….………………..17 Assumptions……………………………………………………………………...17 Limitations……………………………………………………………………….18 Definitions………………………………………………………………………..18 Summary…………………………………………………………………………19 CHAPTER TWO – Introduction………………………………………………………...20 Environment……………………………………………………………………...20 Opportunities……………………………………………………………………..24 Personality..………………………………………………………………………35 Summary………………………………………………………………………….40 CHAPTER THREE – Introduction……………………………………………………….42 Description of Methodology……………………………………………………...42

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