Abstract—This study intends to investigate the factors affecting students’ career decision-making for technique arts education program in junior high schools in central Taiwan areas.
Based on the results, the findings are as follows:
1). The main factor affecting the student career decision is “personal factors”.
2). Students studying in a school of a larger scale and enrolled in homemaking courses are most prone to the influence of “personal factors” in educational decisions.
3). For students with parents with mid-to high educational attainment, “family factors” are the most influential factors of student career decisions.
4). For students enrolled in homemaking courses, “school factors” are the most prominent factors of student career decisions.
5). For students of Junior High Schools in Taichung City and enrolled in homemaking courses, career-exploration factors are the most significant factors of student career decisions.
Index Terms—Vocational technical education program, educational career decisions, career counseling.
M.-S. Su, T.-C. Chang, and C.-C. Wu are with the Department of Industrial Education, National Changhua University (NCUE), Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
C.-W. Liao is with the Department of Industrial Education and Technology, National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan, R.O.C. (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cite: Ming-Shang Su, Ta-Chun Chang, Chin- Chang Wu, and Chin-Wen Liao, "Factors Affecting the Student Career Decision-Making of Junior High School Students in Central Taiwan Area," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 6, no. 11, pp. 843-850, 2016.