p-ISSN 2146-796X
e-ISSN 2146-7978
Yunus Söylet

Recep Öztürk
Salih Murat Akkın
Süphan Nasır

Associate Editors
Burak Önal
Harun Serpil
Yiğit Yurder
2020 Volume 10
Deomed Publishing
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Volume 10, Issue 1, April 2020,
Page(s): 38-50
Original Empirical Research
Received: July 2, 2018; Accepted: August 3, 2019; Published online: December 9, 2019
doi:10.2399/yod.19.012; Copyright © 2020, Deomed
Occupational Expectations and Career Plans of Civil Engineering Students
Serkan Aydınlı1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Gözde Tantekin Çelik2 ORCIDID, Savaş Bayram3 ORCIDID, Emel Oral2 ORCIDID
1Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Ceyhan Engineering, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
2Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Çukurova University, Adana, Turkey
3Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey
The economic fluctuations experienced in recent years have affected the construction industry as all other industries. The construction sector in Turkey is the leading sector of the economy. Every year, job opportunities in the construction sector motivate students to study at the civil engineering departments at the tertiary level. In this study, a survey was distributed to 370 civil engineering students to measure their level of awareness of the career choices, and to determine their career expectations and goals. The results obtained from the survey were evaluated in terms of percentage-frequency and the median results were presented. The students were asked about their post-graduation occupational preferences, which were analyzed through the Thurstone's case V technique. The exploratory factor analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and construct validity analysis were applied to the data and the results were discussed. The hypothesis tests revealed a significant difference by previous work experience, the love of profession, and the status of the country and sector.
Keywords: Career goals, civil engineering, choice of profession, student
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