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Determinants of Career Indecision among Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka

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B. L. Galhena ,

University of Ruhuna, LK
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Department of HRM, Faculty of Management & Finance
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P. N. Kumanayake

University of Ruhuna, LK
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Department of HRM, Faculty of Management & Finance
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Abstract

The main purpose of this study is to identify the significant factors affecting career indecision in light of state university management undergraduates in Sri Lanka. In the light of literature, five independent variables namely self-efficacy, parental influences, the economic condition of the country, poverty level and career counselling facilities were identified. The sample was derived from 153 final year management students from two metropolitan and two rural state universities. Self-administered questionnaires were used to collect the necessary data. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses. As per the key findings of the study, self-efficacy is the most significant factor impacting career indecision. Further, findings reveal that parental influences and career counselling services significantly explain the career indecision among the respondents. An understanding of the determinants of career indecision of management undergraduates is important for career counselling firms as they can pursue strategic intervention to reduce the level of career indecisions among management undergraduates. Further, the policymakers would be benefitted from these findings as they can understand the gravity of the problem along with the root causes behind the issue.
How to Cite: Galhena, B.L. and Kumanayake, P.N., 2022. Determinants of Career Indecision among Management Undergraduates in Sri Lanka. Kelaniya Journal of Management, 11(1), pp.47–64. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/kjm.v11i1.7648
Published on 16 Jun 2022.
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