Factors Affecting Decision in Choosing College Courses of Selected Grade 12 General Academic Strand Students of Bestlink College of the Philippines
Keywords:choosing, decision making, career, course
Senior high school is for college preparation and aims to enhance the skills of the student. Grade 12 students encounter more challenges that will hone them to be ready in the future. The course is the field that students have chosen. Often, a student is the one responsible for deciding about their college course. There are instances that parents are the ones deciding the college course for their children. Quantitative-descriptive, which was used here, is a method that attempts to collect quantifiable information to be used for statistical analysis of the population sample used to determine the relationship between one thing and another in a population. The computed weighted means for male and female participants in terms of parents’ choice, peer influence, and financial aspect were 3.33 and 3.27, both of which had the verbal interpretation of agree. Based on the findings of the study and conclusions that were drawn, the following recommendations were drawn. A parent should know the suitable course for their child so they can explain properly and they need to know what the passion of their children is. Parents should introduce the courses accurately and precisely to prevent the students to have a false impression of the course. Students should be practical and get a scholarship to have discounts for some school fees, such as miscellaneous and tuition fees. Students should also take the course that their family can afford and take an in-demand course to easily find a job.