International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge


Volume-4 Issue-7, July 2019




Title: DETERMINANTS OF CAREER CHOICE AMONG UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: A CASE OF KENYATTA UNIVERSITY, KENYA

Author: Lilian Khwaga Kisiang’ani & Onganga Hudson Ouko

ABSTRACT

Career choice is a requisite and complicated step for any student in today’s world. There are a number of determinants that students consider before selecting a career path. The purpose of the study was to investigate career choice among students. The study sample included Kenyatta University regular program2018/2019 cohorts pursuing a Bachelor degree in early childhood studies. The study employed a descriptive survey design whereas the sampling technique adapted was stratified random sampling. The researchers ended up selecting 36 respondents for the study. On the influence of significant individuals on career choice among students it was evident that the students mostly rely on their peers when making career decisions compared to their parents. The second variable was the influence of career interest on career choice. This study found out that although the students had an interest in the career path during enrolment this interest. This research recommended the need for tailored career guidance of the university students, provision of mentorship programmes and active involvement of the students in forums such as internships, clubs and in research activities.


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IJIRK DESCRIPTION

ISSN: 2213-1356

Publisher: Scholar Touch Publishers

Area/Scope: Business, Economics & Management; Social Science, Literature, Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Science & Physical Science, Health & Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

Format: Online & Print

Language: English

Review Process: Double Blinded

Access: Open Access