Students’ Valuations of Job Characteristics: An Examination of the Effect of Demographic Variables
One of the important duties of faculty is advising students on courses and careers. Undergraduate students often
have little information on what factors they might consider in selecting a career or how they might weight these factors. This
paper reports the results of a survey of undergraduate students on their preferences with respect to job characteristics and
analyses the relationships between student preferences and their demographics. This information can be useful to faculty and
students during advising on career planning.
Index Terms - Career Planning, Job Preferences & Student Demographics