The aim of this essay is to provide a review of the extant academic research focused on analysing the influencing factors of career decision-making. The review will then examine how these influences are likely to determine the decision-making models that students are likely to use for the purpose of career choice.
The process of student decisions regarding career choice, as
is the case with any other individual, is determined by a
combination of both practical and psychological objectives.
From the practical aspect, they are likely to be seeking an
employment position that fits with their skills and
competences and which provides them with a path to future
career development (Gati 1986, 1990).