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HomeLCC Student Research Journalvol. 2 no. 1 (2018)

FACTORS AFFECTING CAREER TRACK PREFERENCES OF SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF LIPA CITY COLLEGES (LCC) ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018

GLYDEL ANN M. BAUTISTA | JHENVER KEN V. CAPONPON | EDSEL E. DE SILVA | MAIRABERNETTE M. MERCADO | RODANTE H. ORTEGA, JR. | ARIANNE E. REYES | VANESSA B. RUELES | REYMART A. TOLENTINO

 

Abstract:

This study aims to identify the factors affecting career track preferences of SHS students of Lipa City Colleges for Academic Year 2017-2018. The researchers examined the socio-demographic characteristics of the SHS students and factors that affect students in choosing a career in College. The study tested two hypotheses such as there is no significant difference on the assessment of the senior high school student respondents on the factors affecting their career track and strand choices and there is no significant relationship between the profile of the senior high school students-respondents and their assessment on the factors affecting their career track and strand choices. The research respondents in this study are the chosen Grade 11 and 12 students of Senior High School Department of Lipa City Colleges of Academic Year 2017-2018. From the total of 1832 population of Senior High School students, the researchers used sampling method which composed of one- hundred twenty four (124) Grade 11 students and one-hundred thirty eight (138) Grade 12 students. For this study, a survey rating scale/questionnaire was used to gather the respondents’ feedback. Convenience random sampling was used by the researchers to get the necessary information needed. The study concluded that students’ career success can be best attained if the right course suited to their personality, ability and intellect serves as their guide in choosing the course they are to take in college. The students should also understand the important factors they have to consider in choosing a course.The perceptions of the SHS Student-Respondents on the factors affecting their career track has high significant difference in terms of job opportunity. The perceptions of the SHS student-respondents on the factors affecting their career track have high significant relationships when grouped according to their age, sex and year level.