Factors In The Career Choices Of Zimbabwean Sixth Form Students
Siyakwazi, P. D.
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This paper discusses the factors that influence career choices of Sixth form students in Zimbabwe. The study considers factors such as family influence, peer pressure and school influence in making career choices. Although results do not show much difference in responses between male and female students, there are cases where marked differences are so obvious. For example, males feel they can make their career choices independent of their parents while females on the other hand rely on parents for career support. The study also shows that salary is a major issue to consider. Males consider salary to be very important in choosing an occupation and females consider job status in society as most important.