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Vilka bakgrundsfaktorer påverkar individens val av akademiska studier? En studie vid Lunds universitet

Nadjafi, Gabriella LU and Nilsson, Johanna LU (2015) PSYK11 20142
Department of Psychology
Abstract
What students choose to study is effected by different variables. Thus, the aim of this study is to examine how different background variables and personality traits from the Big-five theory influence students choice of higher education. The study exam-ined the relation between socioeconomic status, personality traits, gender and ethnici-ty and their choice of study was observed on students from Lund University through-out a descriptive study. The result established that personality could describe 16-19 % of the variance when it comes to choices of higher education. Personality traits that were found significant were stability and conscientiousness. Regarding the influences from the family when it comes to higher education the result... (More)
What students choose to study is effected by different variables. Thus, the aim of this study is to examine how different background variables and personality traits from the Big-five theory influence students choice of higher education. The study exam-ined the relation between socioeconomic status, personality traits, gender and ethnici-ty and their choice of study was observed on students from Lund University through-out a descriptive study. The result established that personality could describe 16-19 % of the variance when it comes to choices of higher education. Personality traits that were found significant were stability and conscientiousness. Regarding the influences from the family when it comes to higher education the result showed that individuals with parents who have an exam from university are more likely to choose a higher classified education, towards individuals with parents who do not have academic ex-perience. One conclusion is that our different backgrounds and our personality traits do have influence on our choice of academic studies.
Keywords: Big five, personality, higher education, socioeconomic status, gender, eth-nicity, Bourdieu, social imbalance recruitment. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Vad studenter väljer att studera på universitetet påverkas av många olika variabler. Syftet med studien var således att undersöka hur individers olika bakgrundsfaktorer samt personlighetsdrag utifrån Big-five-teorin påverkar deras val av utbildning. Studien undersökte relationen mellan socioekonomisk status, personlighetsegenskaper, kön samt etnicitet och studerades på studenter vid Lunds universitet genom en deskriptiv tvärsnittsstudie. Resultatet påvisade att personlighet som ensam variabel kan predicera 16-19 % av hur spridningen ser ut när det kommer till val av akademiska studier. De personlighetsdrag som visade unikt signifikant resultat var stabilitet och samvetsgrannhet. Gällande inflytandet från familjen vid akademiska studier... (More)
Vad studenter väljer att studera på universitetet påverkas av många olika variabler. Syftet med studien var således att undersöka hur individers olika bakgrundsfaktorer samt personlighetsdrag utifrån Big-five-teorin påverkar deras val av utbildning. Studien undersökte relationen mellan socioekonomisk status, personlighetsegenskaper, kön samt etnicitet och studerades på studenter vid Lunds universitet genom en deskriptiv tvärsnittsstudie. Resultatet påvisade att personlighet som ensam variabel kan predicera 16-19 % av hur spridningen ser ut när det kommer till val av akademiska studier. De personlighetsdrag som visade unikt signifikant resultat var stabilitet och samvetsgrannhet. Gällande inflytandet från familjen vid akademiska studier påträffades resultatet att barn till föräldrar med akademisk utbildning är mer benägna att välja högstatusutbildningar jämfört med barn till föräldrar som inte har akademisk erfarenhet. En slutsats är att våra olika bakgrunder samt våra personlighetsdrag har påverkan på vårt val av akademiska studier (Less)
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Nadjafi, Gabriella LU and Nilsson, Johanna LU
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PSYK11 20142
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Big five, högre studier, personlighet, Bourdieu, social snedrekrytering, personality, higher education, socioeconomic status, gender, ethnicity, social imbalance recruitment, etnicitet, kön, socioekonomisk status
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Swedish
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5052774
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2015-03-05 15:25:49
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Keywords: Big five, personality, higher education, socioeconomic status, gender, eth-nicity, Bourdieu, social imbalance recruitment.},
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  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vilka bakgrundsfaktorer påverkar individens val av akademiska studier? En studie vid Lunds universitet},
  year         = {2015},
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