Career Decision Making of Secondary School Students - A Critical Review

Authors : Trupti Subhrajyoti

Volume/Issue : Volume 8 - 2023, Issue 2 - February

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- The world is undergoing rapid changes with scientific technological advances. The need for a skilled workforce with multidisciplinary abilities across the field of sciences, social sciences, and humanities will be increasingly in greater demand. To understand and acquaint with the quickly changing employment landscape and global ecosystem, children should not only learn but also learn how to learn. In this context NEP 2020 has emphasized on the exploration of students’ critical thinking, creativity, innovativeness, inquiry-driven attitude, rational thinking, ability to solve problems etc through the overall teaching learning process from foundation to secondary stage which ultimately make a learner confident enough to choose his/her career what he/she desires to pursue. During adolescence, the career choice in further education is one of the most vital decisions that an adolescent has to decide. Thus it is necessary to analyse the present status, factors affecting career decision making of higher secondary students, researchers’ suggestions for inculcation of career decision making efficacy among higher secondary students. More than 50 qualitative evidence-based studies were included in this meta-analysis. lack of self-understanding, lack of relevant information regarding college majors and future employment prospects etc are the issues currently higher secondary students facing, role models of environment, parental support, teacher support, and peer support influence secondary students’ career decision, Experience of success, verbal persuasion and psychological condition, low literacy level and lack of career information, selfefficacy, achievement motivation are the trending factors affecting the career decision making of adolescent learners and efficient arrangements of guidance and counselling programs, seminars, workshops, lectures from guest speakers for adolescents career opportunities and career decision making by school administrators and teachers and provide collaborative support and training on career guidance to parents by Professional school counsellors are the best ever suggestions given by many researcher.

Keywords : Career Decision Making (CDM), Higher Secondary Students


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