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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(5), 370-376
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-5-1
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Common Issues in High School Student’s Career Decision – Making Choice and Supporting Measurement in Career Consulting

Truong Thi Hoa1,

1Faculty of Psychology and Pedagogy, Hanoi National University of Education, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pub. Date: April 19, 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Educational Research in Vietnam: From Fundamentals to Application)

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Truong Thi Hoa. Common Issues in High School Student’s Career Decision – Making Choice and Supporting Measurement in Career Consulting. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(5):370-376. doi: 10.12691/education-6-5-1


This study has been conducted on 2131 students of 8 (eight) high schools in urban area and outskirts in Hanoi on the majors, careers decision-making choice of students in the career decision-making process. Survey results show that students have not fully and accurately evaluated their own characteristics related to the majors; career; knowledge; limited understanding of majors, career, university and vocational college; are in issues of resolving conflicts between parents and children when choosing majors, careers; encounter difficulties in making decisions to select suitable majors and careers. As a result of these issues, a half of the surveyed students have not selected the careers and majors. The rest of the students select the majors but most of the choices are not appropriate. On the basis of that results, the study proposes measures and confirms the efficacy of measures on majors, career decison-making of the student.

issues/difficulties majors careers decision making choice issues in career decision-making process yourself characteristics understanding of majors career understanding of universities training majors and vocational school effective measurement

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