Globos namuose gyvenančių paauglių profesijos pasirinkimo problemos

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Globos namuose gyvenančių paauglių profesijos pasirinkimo problemos
Alternative Title:
Problems related to the choice of profession among the teenagers living in fosters homes
In the Journal:
Tiltai [Bridges] [Brücken]. 2013, Nr. 2 (63), p. 131-143
Globos įstaigos; Globos įstaigos; Karjera; Paaugliai; Profesijos pasirinkimas.
Career; Career choice; Choice of profession; Foster home; Foster homes; Teenagers.
Summary / Abstract:

ENArticle focuses on the importance of a career in today’s employment market, and it analyzes rational choice of profession at teenage years as a condition to a successful career. [...] Therefore, the purpose of this research is to analyze problems that teenagers from foster homes experience when choosing a profession. In order to achieve the aim there was selected a quantitative research. The research sample involved 716 teenagers at the age of 12-18, who had lost their parents’ care and had been residing in the orphanage (state, municipal and non-state). The research sample involved 47 % of girls and 53 % of boys. According to the age the researched divided as following: the researched at the age of 12-14 made 37.8 % of the sample, and the teenagers’ sample at the age of 15-18 made 62.2 %. The issues of profession selection related to the researched were investigated applying a written survey method. There was designed a questionnaire the content of which included fact (social and demographic) and construct (research objective) questions. Under the way of questionnaire survey there was analyzed the teenagers’ preparation for an independent life and researched their approach towards education and its use in leading an independent life; there were analyzed the fatal factors for profession selection and the teenagers’ approach towards the search for jobs and employment opportunities. The completed questionnaire was adjusted with specialists from the Ministry of Social Security and Labor. Under the principal of the nested random selection/sampling there were selected the orphanages. For the estimation of the quantitative research data there were applied the methods of Mathematical Statistics. The research data were processed after having applied a 13 version software SPSS (statistic package for Social Sciences). The grouped information is presented in Tables and Figures.There was applied the criterion of Chi-square (χ²) following which there were assessed the differences between two samples. The findings gained during the research revealed that a greater part of the teenagers, resident in orphanages are not ready for an independent life. They claim that they comprehend the significance of education for an independent life as 70 percent of them indicated education being a very important value. However, major part of the researched will strive to obtain the profession at vocational schools or during non-university studies. Quite many respondents, especially the boys, consider the basic (10 class) education being sufficient for a successful independent life. Meanwhile, the girls emphasize the preference for continuous learning. According to the disclosure of the research data, 15 percent of the teenagers have not decided on the career; however, the boys are planning to work as builders, and a tenth of the girls would like to own personal business. Quite a large part of the researched would like to work in the filed of service. However, a major part of teenagers, who are planning their career, consider that they will not be fond of the selected activities or profession, but it will be normally paid and marketable abroad. The survey results revealed that teenagers living in care homes understand the importance of education in their independent life. Nevertheless, the majority of these teenagers would later seek to acquire a profession either at vocational schools or by taking non-university courses. A big number of respondents especially boys think, that 10 year of school education is enough for a further successful independent life. These teenagers are not prepared to be actively involved in job search, thus they consider registering at a job centre as sufficient effort. [...]. [From the publication]

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