Why do different people choose different university degrees? Motivation and the choice of degree

@inproceedings{Skatova2014WhyDD,
  title={Why do different people choose different university degrees? Motivation and the choice of degree},
  author={Anya Skatova and Eamonn Ferguson},
  booktitle={Front. Psychol.},
  year={2014}
}
Different people choose undergraduate degrees to study at university for different reasons. To date, there have been limited attempts to identify individual differences in motivation that drive undergraduate degree choice. We identified that people choose university degrees for four reasons: career concerns (Career), intrinsic interest in the subject (Interest), an opportunity to help others (Helping) and because they are looking for an easy option to get into higher education (Loafing). We… CONTINUE READING
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