Study of the factors affecting the career development of new-immigrant-children university students in Taiwan

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    Abstract

    Over the last two decades, Taiwan has experienced a surge in immigration due to marriage. With the growth in the incidence of international marriages, the number of immigrant children in Taiwan has sharply increased. Career development is an important factor worldwide and is thus an important issue for immigrant children in Taiwan. Many factors influence the choices of new immigrant children for their career development. The purpose of this study was to explore the factors influencing the career development of new immigrant children. The research was conducted using the qualitative research method, and data were collected from 30 participants who were new-immigrant-children university students. After analyzing the interviews of the participants, the results were analyzed. Further, on the basis of analysis of previous literature and interviews, recommendations were made for the career development of new immigrant children, such as strengthen the attainment of and respect for multi-culturalism through School, family, and social systems.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)192-202
    Number of pages11
    JournalInternational Journal of Higher Education
    Volume8
    Issue number6
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

    • Career development
    • New immigrant children
    • Taiwan
    • University student

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Education

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