Predictors of Major Satisfaction Among Education Students

Keywords: Career adaptability, Career construction theory, Major satisfaction, Person–major fit, Theory of vocational choice

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine whether education students' career adaptability, person–major fit, willingness to work in an area related to one’s major and voluntary choice of it are significant predictors of major satisfaction. In this study, Savickas’ career construction theory and Holland’s theory of vocational choice were used. The research was designed according to the correlational model and included 828 students from the education department of a public university. The results of the hierarchical regression analysis showed that the concern, control, and confidence subscales under career adaptability were significant predictors of major satisfaction, but the curiosity subscale was not. In addition, person–major fit, willingness to work in an area related to one’s major in the future, and voluntary choice of one’s major were significant predictors of major satisfaction among the students.

Published
2022-01-07
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