Original Research Article
Year: 2017 | Month: December | Volume: 7 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 99-103
Investigation of Career Future Perceptions of Medical Vocational High School Students
Fatma Tanrıkulu1, Handenur Gündoğdu1, Yurdanur Dikmen2, Nasibe Yağmur Filiz1
1Msc Research Assistant, 2PhD & Associate Professor, Department of Nursing,
School of Health, Sakarya University, Sakarya, Turkey
Corresponding Author: Fatma Tanrıkulu
Aim: This study was conducted in order to determine the career future perceptions of the medical vocational high school students and the factors affecting them.
Materials and Methods: The sample of this descriptive study was composed of a total of 149 high school students who were studying in the eleventh and twelfth grades of a private Medical Vocational High School in the province of Sakarya and who were volunteer to participate in the study. The data were collected using "Student Introductory Form" and "Career Futures Inventory" (CFI). Frequency, percentage, arithmetic mean and standard deviation, Independent t Test and One Way ANOVA Test were used to analyze the data.
Results-Discussion: The mean age of the participating students was 17.24 ± 0.67 years and 51.7% of them were eleventh grade students and 48.3% of them were twelfth grade students. The mean total CFI score of the students was found to be 95.25±11.36. The mean CFI score of the students who perceived themselves as positive was found to be statistically significant compared to the students who perceived themselves as negative (p<0.05). In the present study, the mean CFI score of the students was determined not be affected by the variables such as age, grade level, family type, having sibling, educational status of parents, employment status of parents, economic income perception of family.
Conclusion: According to the results of this research, the career future perception of the medical vocational high school students were found to be above moderate level and the career future perception of the students who perceived themselves as positive was found to be more positive. Career future perceptions influence the goals and behaviors of individuals on their future career both positively and negatively. Therefore, it would be beneficial for the medical vocational high school students to improve their individual awareness and to increase the psychological career counseling given to the students so that their career future perceptions can be improved positively.
Key words:Career Future Perception, medical vocational high school student, nursing.