Investigation of Factors Affecting Field Selection of 11th Grade in High School Students

Volume 3-Issue 3
Yasin Bayraktar
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Abstract:


In this study, the factors affecting the field selection process of the 11th grade high school students who have made the field selection, the awareness of their interests and abilities, whether they have done enough research in this process and their thoughts about the choice they made were investigated. The factors affecting the field selection of the students are investigated in terms of the following variables: 1-Interests and abilities, 2-The effect of the course success, 3-The expectation of family members, 4-Economic level, 5-Selection of the close friends, 6-Teacher guidance. This study was conducted with a "retrospective survey study model". In the study, the "Factors Affecting Field Selection (FAFS)" questionnaire developed by the researcher in accordance with the expert opinion was used as a data collection tool. The sample of the study consists of a total of 30 students, 12 of whom are girls and 18 of whom are boys, who have selected the field in the 11th grade in private and state high schools in Kocaeli, Istanbul and Manisa provinces. Research data were obtained by content analysis by making frequency and percentage calculations. In the survey, it was seen that the field selection was directly influenced by the future goals of the students, the courses they were successful, family expectations and their interests and skills. It was observed that the gender and age variables of the students did not make a significant difference on the results. In addition, it has been determined that the economic level of the students' families and the preferences of the closest friends do not have the effect that is expected in the field selection, but rather that the individual expectations have a guiding function.

Keywords

  • Field selection
  • high school
  • 11th grade
  • factor
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