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ERIC Number: EJ831928
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
The Influence of Aspirations on Higher Education Choice: A Telecommunication Engineering Perspective
Cubillo-Pinilla, Jose Maria; Sanchez-Herrera, Joaquin; Perez-Aguir, Waldo S.
European Journal of Engineering Education, v31 n4 p459-469 Aug 2006
This paper analyses the influence of external factors that affect the decision-making process in the selection of telecommunications engineering studies. Particularly, we have studied the influence of factors related to the generation of expectations about the studies. A survey was conducted on a sample of 701 male and female telecommunications engineering students. The results show the existence of a direct relationship between the choice of telecommunications studies in non-vocationally oriented students and their expectations of finding a job more easily, getting higher salaries and more prestige. On the other hand, non-vocationally oriented students show similar academic performance to that of vocationally oriented students. (Contains 6 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain