International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online)

Factors that Impact Health Career Decisions of Second-Generation Nigerian Students
Comfort O. Okpala, Amon O. Okpala

Abstract
It is widely known that adult learners are self-directed and focused in their career decision making strategies. Research is lacking when it comes to the career decisions of second-generation adult learners from Nigerian immigrants. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that impact health career decisions of second-generation Nigerian adult learners. The results from the triangulated data collection and analysis on seventeen adult learners show that parental influence was the primary factor that impact health career decisions of the participants. The use of qualitative grounded theory was useful in generating “culturally-directed decision-making (CDDM)” model to explain factors that impact health career decisions of second-generation Nigerian adult learners. The results also show that health career decisions vary by family structure.

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