EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON THE IMPACT OF CAREER PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT OF WEST-AFRICAN COUNTRIES STUDENTS IN CHINA

Amehon Essivi, Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Zhao Xiaokang, Donghua University, Shanghai, China

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JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL FINANCE STUDIES
Volume 17, Issue 2, p41-50, December 2017

ABSTRACT

The study aims to determine and to analyze the impact of career planning and career development on West-African countries students enrolled in Chinese universities. The primary objective is to ascertain the impact of career guidance in aiding graduates to choose a career path that suits them. In this instance to determine the relationship between career objectives, career planning strategy, and development. Through empirical data analysis, we administered a vocational guidance questionnaire targeted at students from West- African countries enrolled at universities in China. One hundred and two randomly picked participants actively took part in this exercise. Cronbach test of reliability at p=0.760 show that variables are consistent and significant for data analysis. To establish the choice of career participants were interested engaging in, based on the data mostly about 58% preferred self-employment followed by 42% who preferred a formal salaried position(figure3).Also, we found that participants from West- African countries have a well-defined career planning strategy and development. The correlation value between career objectives and planning strategies for West Africa is positive at p=0.107. We discovered that West African graduates cannot plan their career and development if they don't have any goals in place. Therefore career objectives have a substantial positive impact on their planning and development. The findings are shown in a graphical presentation table for interpretation below;

Keywords

self-career planning, self-career development, planning process, career goals, employment creation


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