HomeAsia Pacific Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 2 no. 1 (2014)

Locus of Control and Career Interest of Sophomore Accountancy Students: Basis for Employment Path

Jovielyn Mañibo | Elna Lopez

Discipline: Economics, Business



This academic undertaking sought to determine the relationship between the locus of control and career interest of the respondents towards their future employment.  The objectives of the study were to determine the respondents’ locus of control and career interest; to find if there is a significant relationship between the respondents’ locus of control and career interest and to develop an action plan that will gauge the students’ employment success as to their chosen field.

            In measuring and finding the relationship between the variables of the study, the researchers employed the quantitative method in the analysis of data using the questionnaires for locus of control (LOC) and Career Cluster Interest Survey (CCIS) as dominant tools. The participants chosen from this study were 74sophomore Accountancy students for Second Semester, School Year 2012 – 2013.

Based from the results, most of the respondents (74 sophomore accountancy students) have an external locus of control with career interest on education and training, human services, and finance. The computed r-values indicates slight positive correlation, however, careers on government services, manufacturing , public administration, health science, human services showed significant correlation to internal (positive) and external (negative) locus of control.

.Likewise, the Counseling and Testing Center of the university should conduct cognitive training targeting reasoning and speed of processing that can improve sense of personal control over one’s life and facilitate career orientation during the student- applicants’ admission as regards to their National Career Assessment Examination (NCAE) results. With the findings of the study, a program design was created to gauge students employment path.