JOURNAL OF BEIJING UNIVERSITY OF AERONAUTICS AND A ›› 2019, Vol. 32 ›› Issue (2): 158-162.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2017.0167

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Influential Factors of Students' Major Choice in the Context of Classified Enrollment Model: A Study of Students of Liberal Arts and Social Science

REN Bingqiang, JIA Ruofan   

  1. School of Public Administration, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2017-06-12 Online:2019-03-25 Published:2019-03-28


A questionnaire survey of the liberal arts students at Beihang University shows that students' major choice is affected by career prospects, personal interest, specialties and interpersonal relations. The career prospects of students play a key role in their decision, and the other three factors are relatively weak. The female respondents put a greater emphasis on career prospects. The students with lower family income are more concerned with career prospects than those with higher family income. In order to improve the rationality of the students' behavior, the university should strengthen the cultivation of personal interest, which can also help to ease the contradiction between free choice and the lack of teaching resources.

Key words: education reform of universities, classified enrollment of students, major choice, career prospect, personal interest

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