Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science

How do Chinese High School Graduates Choose Their Majors: An Analysis Based on the Individual and Family Background

Authors
Xinhong Wang, Wenhui Li
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Xinhong Wang
Available Online January 2016.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hss-26.2016.32How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Major choice, Chinese students, College entrance examination achievement, Census register, Gender.
Abstract

Based on the freshmen enrollment information in a western university of China, this study explored the effects of individual background and family background on the major choice of higher school students in China. The study found that gender is an important factor influencing the choice of students in S&T majors, male high school graduates prefer to choose S&T majors. College entrance examination achievement also affects the choice of students, the higher the achievement, the greater the possibility of high school graduates to choose S&T majors. Census register can also predict the choice of students in S&T majors, urban students are more inclined to choose S&T majors.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Humanities and Social Science
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
January 2016
ISBN
10.2991/hss-26.2016.32
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/hss-26.2016.32How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2016, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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