Factors Affecting Secondary School Students’ Choice of High School in Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam (Published)
This study aimed to investigate some main factors affecting secondary students’ choice of high school in Tra Vinh province. A group of 777 participants including 440 urban and 337 rural secondary students in Tra Vinh city and some districts of Tra Vinh province was selected to answer the questionnaire. The results from the questionnaire revealed that three groups of factors (educational environment, school distinction and personal conditions) had nearly equal overall mean scores and influenced students more than the three remaining factors (social network, extra activities and location-transportation) in choosing their high school. In addition, no significant difference was found between urban and rural secondary students in choosing their high school. Based on the findings above, some possible recommendations were suggested to the executive boards of high school, secondary school teachers and secondary school students in order to assist them in choosing their appropriate high school.
Citation: Thong N.H. and Ngoc T.B. (2022) Factors Affecting Secondary School Students’ Choice of High School in Tra Vinh Province, Viet Nam, European Journal of Educational and Development Psychology, Vol.10, No.3, pp.18-32