A Major Decision: An Exploratory Study of Influences on the Choice of the Health Promotion Major

Roberts-Dobie, Susan; Sirowy, Lindsey
March 2009
American Journal of Health Studies;2009, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p266
Academic Journal
In order to determine the factors which had the strongest influence on students' choice to major in Health Promotion, 80 Health Promotion students completed a questionnaire related to when they chose the major, how they discovered the major, and the strength certain influences had on their choice. The most prominent factors influencing major choice were "Believing that Health Promotion is important in today's society" and a "Desire to make difference in the world through career choice". Results of this study will be helpful in both recruitment of additional students to Health Promotion and understanding the motivation of current students.


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