Factors Affecting Vocational Goal Setting: A Study on Vocational High School Students

Volume 4 Issue 1 (January 2022)
Tanju DEMİR Çiğdem AYANOĞLU Ömer Faruk VURAL
Pages: 1-9 Download Count : 853 View Count: 1813 DOI Number 10.17220/tuara.2022.01.01 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


In this study, it is aimed to determine the factors that are effective in determining the vocational goals of the students studying at vocational high schools. For this purpose, the study was carried out with 15 students studying at vocational high schools by using case study design, one of the qualitative research methods. The data were obtained through the semi-structured interview form created by the researcher, and the descriptive analysis method was used in the analysis of the data. It has been found that families and friends influence students by supporting them, teachers influence them through counseling, and other people around them influence through validating the professions they choose. In addition, it is another research result that the vocational courses available at the school are effective in choosing a profession. The result that gender is not an effective factor in determining professional goals is one of the important results of the study. It was determined that the students chose the profession they aimed for because they were interested, they believed they would do it fondly, they thought they were talented in their chosen profession and they believed they would be successful.


  • Professional goal
  • vocational high school
  • student
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