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English Title: The attitudes of tenth grade students towards vocational education from gender perspective in Amman
Author/Creator: El Kharouf, A.
Type of publication: Journal Article
Bibliographic reference: El Kharouf, A. 2013, ‘The attitudes of tenth grade students towards vocational education from gender perspective in Amman’, Dirasat: Educational sciences, vol. 40
Abstract: The study aims to identify attitudes of tenth grade students in Amman towards vocational education from a gender perspective, through linking them to demographic, social and economic changes affecting these attitudes. The population of the Study included tenth grade students in government schools in all education directorates located in Amman city. 16114 female students distributed throughout 473 classes, whereas 14289 males students were distributed throughout 412 classes. The sample of the study consisted of 800 students (males and females) selected from the population according to a proportional random cluster method. The descriptive methodology was applied and the tool (questionnaire) was developed to measure students' attitudes towards vocational education. The findings of the study showed that the factors affected students' attitudes towards vocational education were generally positive and at a medium level for all aspects related to social and economic factors, school environment, interests and academic achievement. However, these attitudes vary according to various factors; for instance, the social factors were the most positively cited among the males, while the economic factors were the most positively cited among the females. It was also found that a majority of male and female students were interested in joining academic education. The males are mostly encouraged to do so by their friends, followed by their school, advisors, brothers/sisters, their fathers and lastly their mothers. But, the females are motivated strongly by their friends, followed by their brothers/sisters, their mothers, the school, the advisors and lastly their fathers. The study also revealed that the factors affecting the males' choice of specialty were their desires followed by the influence of their parents and their learning achievement. The factors taken into consideration the least were the demands of the labor market and their friends’ opinions. However, the factors affecting females were their interest in speciality, academic achievement, their parents' influence and the opportunity to enroll in the university respectively.
Original abstract of the author: Yes
Field of science: All/General
Relation with Gender and Science topics: Horizontal Segregation
Underlying Causes and effects
Geographical coverage: Jordan
Time coverage: Present-day
Methodological approach: Empirical research. Quantitive techniques
Identifier: ISSN: 1026-3713
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