Determining Factors for Educating Students for Choosing to Work for Foreign Units: Absence of Self-Efficacy
Keywords:Workplace choice, Graduates’ career choice, work for foreign enterprises, FDI.
Educating our students in developing countries such as Vietnam is becoming necessary. So first of all,
this study aims to identify factors that impact on students’ decision to work for a foreign company for
those who are studying in the field of social sciences and humanities. Based on 508 responses, the results
from linear regression analysis shows that Self-Interests, Self-Outcome Expectations (internal factors),
University’s Gains, and References (external factors) were factors that affect student workplace choice.
Meanwhile, the factor of capacity (“Self-efficacy”) to perform the task (“Working environment”) has no
statistical relationship. This result suggests for educational managers, business managers in general
and foreign enterprises in particular to coordinate vocational education for students.