Gendered Perceptions’ regarding Career Guidance Needs at Higher Education Level

International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning

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Title Gendered Perceptions’ regarding Career Guidance Needs at Higher Education Level
 
Creator Aurangzeb, Wajeeha
Mehmood, Azhar
Khan, Sumaira
 
Description Career guidance had been a strong variable for consideration in democratic societies at global level. Individual autonomy and choice making is imperative for indulging in better market economy. Career guidance programs, if introduced at university level are very helpful for students in overcoming hesitation in career choices and selecting desirable study paths. The study compared career guidance needs among students at higher education level in Pakistan with reference to gender. Mix method design was adopted to extract data from graduating students enrolled in Management Sciences through questionnaire and semi structured interviews (male=100, female=100). Findings illuminated that male students (μ=4.1) have a clear idea about career guidance through internship programs whereas female students (μ=3.1) differed in their views about it. Male students suggested that career planning strategies, if implemented in their course may help designing lifelong careers whereas female students’ focus was towards development of effective career skills only. It is suggested that career guidance is on the brink of coming a national reality at all of the educational levels, so it may be included as a vital part in curriculum. Furthermore, as female students in our society are given less projection so they may be provided with more chances of exposure towards their future careers.
Keywords: Perceptions, career guidance, career skills, career planning
 
Publisher International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan
 
Date 2021-01-22
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://irigs.iiu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/IJITL/article/view/810
10.35993/ijitl.v6i2.810
 
Source International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (IJITL); Vol. 6 No. 2 (2020): International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning; 48-62
2520-0003
2664-2247
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://irigs.iiu.edu.pk/ojs/index.php/IJITL/article/view/810/511
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2020 International Journal of Innovation in Teaching and Learning (IJITL)
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0
 

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