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Title: Choosing a STEM or humanities degree : an examination of external influences on individual choice
Authors: Yeo, Tze Sian
Keywords: DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social influence
DRNTU::Social sciences::Sociology::Social elements, forces, laws
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: Much have been said about Singapore’s education system, yet hardly anything has been investigated with regards to the educational choices that individuals make. In light of the growing number of degree holders in Singapore, the Singapore state may gain further insights from understanding why students choose certain degrees vis-à-vis policy-making. Combining classical concepts found in the sociology of education with qualitative interviews, this paper has identified the social and institutional forces shaping a Singaporean individual’s decision in pursuing a certain degree.
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
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