The Determinants of the Career Choice of International Students in South Africa
AbstractThe primary objective of the study was to determine the factors that influence the career choice of international students in South Africa. The study used the quantitative research approach and a descriptive research design. Data for the research was gathered through the use of self-administered questionnaire in a survey. The participants in the survey were international students pursuing business related courses at two universities located in the Limpopo and Gauteng provinces of South Africa. Convenience and snowball sampling methods were used to collect data from seventy five respondents. The results indicated that there are multiple influences on the career choice of international students. The most important determinants of the career choice of international students pursuing business courses are the interest in the course, the prestige of the course, the prospect of well-paying jobs, bright future prospects, and the influence of job opportunities, the influence of parents and the subjects passed at Matric or equivalent level.
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