Statement of the problem
This study is to find out the factors affecting the Senior High School Student’s in choosing the right courses for their preparation in college, these certain general questions need to be addressed:
1. What factors influenced students when they made the decision to pursue a particular career goal?
2. Is the K-12 curriculum would help the students to make a decision for preparing college course?
2.1 G-12 Decision makings
There are a lot of courses that we may choose in choosing our career. For the Grade 12 students, there are some instances that they pick not for their own likes but they choose it for being sociable and they would not let their friends get mad, factors influence decision making. Some of these factors, including your past experience (Juliusson, Karlsson, ?rling, 2005) belief in your personal relevance (Acevedo, & Krueger, 2004), and a rapid increase of commitment, influence what are the choices of people make. Understanding the factors that influence the making of decisions process is very important for us to understand what decisions are made. That is, following factors that influence the process of making decisions may impact the outcomes.
2.2 Career choice factors
There are a lot of affecting factors in choosing preferred careers. The Government used to find ways to lessen problems in our society; to implement a K-12 program of the educational system, specifically in the Department of Education. This need to gain the accretion of graduates before they reach the college level, Senior High School is two years of specialized upper secondary education (Official Gaze, 2012). Luck plays a major part: unpredictable social factors, chance events, and environmental factors are important influences on graduate’s lives.
There are some different factors that are either it could be directly or indirectly affects the career preferences of Senior High School students. The focus of this study was taken by the following conceptual frameworks which have this three-part process: the Inputs, Process, and Outputs.
Input – This includes the socio-demographic profiles of the select students, their wanted field of study to specialized, and their career preference and factors that affect their career preferences.
Process – This includes in determining their career preferences and the leading factors that affect their career preferences. We may conduct a survey of the select Grade 12 students.
Output – This study would identify the career preference of the select Grade 12 Senior High School (SHS) students of Valencia National High School (VNHS) for certain institutions or universities that would like to design and implement Senior High school program.
Scope and Delimitations
The study served in order to identify the SHS students chosen career of choice. The study will include the grade 12 students in Valencia National High School. It focuses on the preferred career choice of a student.
Limitations of the Study
Even though the study conducted has shown its purpose, it shows few unavoidable limitations encountered. First, the limited time, the study was conducted during class hours and the given respondents classes are still on going. Second, this research was conducted in Valencia National High School only on G-12 senior high school students. Third, respondents might be stacked with task and requirement so the study might get delayed or even fail. In general, this study will only involve the students who are in G-12 that will finish this year.
Significance of the study
This prompted the research to determine the factors that affect the choice of career of Senior High School in the Valencia National High School. Proper guidance should be considered to help ensure in able to get into the right career. This may also help the students identify the reasons why the government implemented the K-12 program in the educational system. The results of the study served as the basis for the construction of a career program for Senior High School students.
Definitions of terms
To give your thoughts and minds clarity the terms are described theoretically in this study.
Career choice – The opportunities that exist for lifelong vocations, the vocations are set out moving towards the desired goals. Fields of vocational, academic, and sociological endeavors are explored for the purpose of satisfying personal, economic, and intellectual goals.
Opportunity – Those choices in one’s life which are exposed either in an obvious manner. These choices or paths give the individual a selection between two or more outcomes.
Literacy- refers to the ability to write and read the knowledge that relates to a specified subject.
Motivation – Forces acting on or within a person causing an initiation of behavior (Britannica 2002).
Accretion- refers to something that has grown or assembles slowly, a product or result of gradual growth.