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ERIC Number: EJ970639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Reasons which Influence on the Students' Decision to Take a University Course: Differences by Gender and Degree
Lopez-Bonilla, Jesus Manuel; Barrera, Ramon Barrera; Serrano, Ma Angeles Rodriguez; Lopez-Bonilla, Luis Miguel; Florencio, Beatriz Palacios; Rodriguez, Ma Carmen Reyes; Altamira, Borja Sanz
Educational Studies, v38 n3 p297-308 2012
After compulsory secondary education; many teenagers face the process of choosing a university degree. This process involves uncertainties referred to their personal abilities, interests, social expectations and professional future. The present work is aimed at determining whether the reasons behind the selection of a particular university degree differ depending on the chosen degree. Another objective is determining whether these reasons differ significantly according to gender. The sample comprises 983 students belonging to the area of social and legal sciences at the University of Seville. The obtained results reveal the existence of four main reasons behind the selection of university degrees for which significant gender-related differences were observed: easy degree, job opportunities, high wages and provision of social services. Besides, these seven reasons are observed to differ widely in six of the considered degrees. (Contains 5 tables.)
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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