A survey by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry revealed that parents have a greater influence on career choices when entering university than teachers.Of parents, mothers are more likely to have a strong desire for a career path to obtain qualifications and licenses in the future.

 The survey targeted 40 working adults under the age of 1 (4,059 from science and 5,941 from liberal arts). From December to January 2015, we asked about the causes that influenced the selection of university faculties and departments.

 According to the report, parents, regardless of humanities or science, were the most influenced by their career choices, accounting for more than 40% of the total.The next most common were teachers, seniors, and friends in high school, but the total was only about 10%.

 By faculty and department, parents' intentions were strongly reflected in going on to medical school, dentistry, nursing, health, engineering-related architecture, and civil engineering.In contrast, other science departments such as information, physics, biology, and chemistry did not see much of that effect.The profession that parents want is conspicuous for fathers who require qualifications and licenses for architecture, civil engineering engineers and doctors, and mothers.

 Regarding the selection of liberal arts, people who were good at mathematics in high school tended to aim for science, and conversely, they tended to choose liberal arts when they were not good at it.More than 30% of those who advanced to the sciences cited mathematics I and II as their strongest subjects, while more than 30% of those who advanced to the humanities answered mathematics I and II as the most difficult subjects, respectively. It has become.

reference:[Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry] Organization of current situation analysis data related to science and engineering human resources development (analysis of factors that influence student's sentence / science and department selection) (PDF)

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