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Parental and peer influences on the choice of career among first-year undergraduate students

Abd Karim, Aishah Hanim and Jebat, Siti Nasuha (2024) Parental and peer influences on the choice of career among first-year undergraduate students. International Journal of Advanced Research in Education and Society, 6 (1). pp. 558-565. E-ISSN 2682-8138

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Career decision-making is very crucial among young adults. Some of them may face dilemmas in choosing their desired career path. Parental and peer views play important roles in every aspect of an individual’s life, including academic and personal matters. The present study aims to investigate the influence of parent and peer on first-year undergraduate students’ career choice. This research was conducted by looking at the issue whereby undergraduate students struggled to decide on their future career. The study applied a qualitative method and phenomenological research design involving five first-year undergraduate students from the Faculty of Education. The researcher utilized individual semi-structured interviews as the data collection method. Data gained were transcribed, coded, categorized, and analyzed using the thematic analysis. The findings revealed that parents and peers do influence the career choice of first-year undergraduate students. This research concludes that it is important for undergraduate students to have firm decision-making skills to help them in making good career choice.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Career Choice, First-Year Undergraduate Student, Parental Influence, Peer Influence
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Education > Department of Educational Psychology & Counseling
Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr Aishah Hanim Abd Karim
Date Deposited: 22 Apr 2024 14:37
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2024 14:37
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/111861

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