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1 Master of Science in Educational Sciences, Development Curriculum, Islamic Azad University, Chalous Branch, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Faculty Member,Islamic Azad University West Tehran Branch, Tehran, Iran


 Choosing a field of study is one of the most important decisions that students make during their studies so that it can determine their career prospects. The aim of the present study was to investigate the factors affecting students' choice of educational field in Noshahr. The research method was descriptive and the statistical population consisted of both male and female high school students studying in three fields of high school mathematics physics, empirical sciences and humanities in the academic year 2015-2016. 200 subjects were selected according to the Krejcie and Morgan table using stratified random sampling. The research instrument used in this study is a researcher-made questionnaire of factors affecting educational field choice. Data were analyzed using one-sample t-test and Friedman test. The findings of this study showed that the opinion of the educational advisor, student interest, educational background, family opinion, and academic aptitude were effective in choosing the field of study in Noshahr city (P <0.05). Also, the opinion of the family has the highest rating and the opinion of the secretary and the academic advisor is the lowest.


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