Influence Culture On Career Decision Making As Well As Determine The Level Of Satisfaction And Excitement

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Sebastian Velez-Bolivar

HSB4U

Ms. Cacilhas

April 21, 2016

Major Research Paper Proposal

Introduction

The purpose of the research paper is to identify the influence culture has on career decision making as well as determine the level of satisfaction and excitement of students. The paper will look at people from various cultural backgrounds heading towards their choice of major/occupational path and whether or not the results vary based on cultural and social, economic background. This question is significant because many students who plan to attend post-secondary often are forced to study a specific field they have little or no interest in and allow outside influences like family and culture to decide their career
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Joseph Sclafani writes, “The influence of teachers is actually reciprocal and to some extent dependent on what your child brings to the classroom…These same teachers also form impressions based upon other information such as your child’s previous year’s grades and test scores, and his or her family background and the family’s level of involvement” (Sclafani 84). I interpret what the author says, as parents, have a huge influence on the learning environment their children will have since everything starts at home. Parents are supposed to teach children certain values and beliefs and the importance of education can vary from family to family depending on education level and personal income. As a result outside of these factors, they can steer someone down a specific path which can be good but also be dangerous. Based on the study by Eun-Young Kim on Korean-American children often are forced to follow in the footsteps of their parents that they often develop higher levels of stress and discontent. “The college students make important career decisions, explicitly and implicitly that mirrored the model of success that their parents also have. When children are not meeting parent expectations, they tend to feel guilty, discouraged and frustrated. Family and their communities pushed for these Korean students to develop an approach that will smoothly allow them to attain and obtain a specific career’’ (Kim, E.Y., 1993).
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