Proceedings of the 9th International Conference for Science Educators and Teachers (ICSET 2017)

Unsuitable Majoring: Does the Reorientation Would Help the Student for Revitalize Learning Activities?

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Zadrian Ardi
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Zadrian Ardi
Available Online September 2017.
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https://doi.org/10.2991/icset-17.2017.69How to use a DOI?
Keywords
unsuitable majoring, majoring choices, higher education, reorientation, counselors' role.
Abstract
The study of improving and revitalizing the learning process has been done simultaneously and continuously. These efforts are conducted by related policies and comprehensive research. This study focuses on the conditions of student's unsuitable majoring with their career goals. This study is essentially to provide an overview of the student's reorientation model of majoring for improving student activity in college learning. This study involved all students of Universitas Negeri Padang with a sample of 428 people using DZ-MCI instruments. The data analysis shows the condition that there is a student's incompatibility condition with their majors occupied upon entering higher education. The study shows that 28.27% of students feel unsuited to the department they are currently in, which consists of 38.58% of students from natural sciences majors, and 23.92% students in social sciences majors. The incompleteness of the information regarding majors to be selected at the time the student enters the college also influences the incompatibility. Students who are already in the majors who are not suitable with their career aspirations need to be re-oriented for the intention of changes in learning conditions. The role of counseling services in universities is discussed related to the alleviation of these mismatches conditions.
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