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Parental influence and stem career choice intention

Tan, Fee Yean and Tay, Lee Chin (2018) Parental influence and stem career choice intention. In: National Human Resource Management Conference 2018, 18-19 September 2018, EDC, UUM Sintok.

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The low number of graduated students involving in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers has been causing concerns for Governments all around the World, especially Malaysia as it is impacting on economic progress. The aim of this study is to identify the effect of parental influence on students' career choice. For the purpose of this study, data were collected with a structured questionnaire from 242 final year undergraduate students who are studying the STEM disciplines. The regression analysis revealed that students who received continuous information and support from parents made a lasting impact on their interest in STEM careers. The results examined can be useful for educational policies planning and supply information for further research in careers studies.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: eISBN 9789672078326
Uncontrolled Keywords: STEM careers, career choice, intention, parental influence, undergraduate students
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Divisions: School of Business Management
Depositing User: Mr. Che Hasan Hashim
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2019 23:30
Last Modified: 26 Jan 2019 23:31

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