An Inquiry on School Preferences of Senior High School Students and Their Relationship to Career Choices


  • Leinard M. Bangayan


school preferences, career choices, occupational preferences, senior high school graduates


Numerous high school graduates have expressed uncertainty about what they want to do when they go to college, and others, if they do know, have made irrational decisions about their future careers. The purpose of the study is to learn about senior high school students' school selections and how they relate to their future job choices. It was decided to use the descriptive survey method of research for this project. The stratified random sampling method was used to determine how many samples were to be gathered from each region. The Brainard Occupational Preferences Inventory (BOPI) Survey, the questionnaire, and the job choice checklist were all employed in this study as research instruments to gather information. According to the findings, women select jobs that are a little different than their male counterparts. In general, females prefer jobs that are at least partially related to their gender, and the same is true for males. Therefore, while individuals may have an established work choice as revealed by an objective test such as the BOPI, they may choose to pursue a different career path depending on the needs of their current situation or the influence of important others, among other factors. They may also be interested in a certain career but be unable to pursue it as a result of variables such as the financial situation of the family, scholarships, and the cost of tuition and other educational expenses.