Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Fourth International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Comparative analysis of career choices by students in Latvia and the UK
Veronika Bikse, Inese Lūsēna - Ezera, Una Libkovska, Baiba Rivža

Last modified: 10-05-2018

Abstract


The purpose of this research study is to examine theoretical findings and, based on them, to identify the career choice factors that affect Latvian and UK secondary school students’ occupational interests. The research was based on the theoretical concepts of the occupational interests, and the data gained from a survey of Latvian and UK secondary school students. The results of the research indicate that the most essential factors that help individuals to choose a career is to understand their own interests and explore their own capabilities. Also, learning experience and parents' advice is important for them. The occupational interests of the students, who were interviewed, are not harmonized with the demand in the economy.


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