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Perception on Career Barriers among Cyber University Students: Focusing on Demographic Characteristics

사이버대학생의 진로장벽 지각 -배경변인별 차이를 중심으로-

  • Lee, Ji Hye (Department of Psychology of Counseling, Sejong Cyber University) ;
  • Gwak, Yoon Jung (Department of Psychology of Counseling, Sejong Cyber University)
  • 이지혜 (세종사이버대학교 상담심리학과) ;
  • 곽윤정 (세종사이버대학교 상담심리학과)
  • Received : 2018.07.04
  • Accepted : 2018.10.05
  • Published : 2018.10.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to compare and analyze differences of perceived career barriers based on demographic characteristics of cyber university students. The results of this study will provide a valuable basis for guiding adult learners in their career development. Subjects included 937 adult learners at cyber universities in Seoul, Korea, aged 20 and above. Results were as follows: The level of career barriers perceived by females aged 20-29 who were unemployed and single were higher than that of males aged 30 to 59 who were employed and married. Female students were higher in 'anxiety of future', 'lack of interest', 'lack of job information', 'interpersonal difficulty'. The only component in which subjects aged 50-59 perceived higher than other age groups was 'conflict with important people'. There was no significant differences by grade. These results imply that the perception of the career barriers of adult learners should be considered in customizing career development programs and career counselling.

Keywords

Cyber University;Career barriers;Demographic characteristics;Career Development;Adult-learner

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