Faculty Publications

Title

Factors shaping Qatari students' career expectations in STEM, business or public sector fields

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Parental involvement, Qatar, STEM, Students' career expectations

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Eurasia Journal of Mathematics, Science and Technology Education

Volume

13

Issue

10

First Page

6491

Last Page

6505

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify factors shaping career expectations of Qatari students. The study examined individual and motivational variables likely to influence career expectations in STEM fields, the public sector, and business. This study used survey data of 802 Qatari students and 543 parents from the 2012 Qatar Education Study. The results suggest a varied, context-dependent portrait of career expectations. The results indicate that the education system in Qatar influenced students' STEM career expectations and demonstrate that operating a private business or seeking a job in the public sector continues to rival their expectations about STEM careers in Qatar. The paper concludes with some important implications for policy as well as recommendations for further study and research.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2017

DOI of published version

10.12973/ejmste/77043

Repository

UNI ScholarWorks, Rod Library, University of Northern Iowa

Language

en

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