Detection of Factors Influencing Greek Technological Institute Students’ Choice of Study Department with the Aid of Correspondence Factor Analysis and Path Analysis

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

Published by Journal of the World Universities Forum

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Motives are of a major importance in profession choice and they do not only dominate the social status but the success of the individual carrier. In this study all those factors that had a substantial influence on Greek Technological Institute students in relation to their education choice and particular to the choice of the study department during the academic year 2006-07are explored.The results of Correspondence Factor Analysis and Path Analysis reveal that those factors concerns family, scholar and social environment, MME, the professional prospects, the object of the studies, the city where the foundation is stated and finally the entrance examination grades.

Keywords: Academic Choices, Motives, Tetriary Education

Journal of the World Universities Forum, Volume 2, Issue 4, pp.131-142. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.341MB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Lecturer, Department of Preschool Education, University of Western Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, Greece

Sofia Anastasiadou holds a BSc from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a Master degree in Mathematics Education from Surrey University of Kingston in Great Bretagne. She has obtained her Ph.D in Multidimetional Statistical Analysis at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She is currently a Lecturer of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published several papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.

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