The Effect of Job Based and Environmental Factors in Enrollment of Higher Learning Institutions in Indonesia

Siti Ma’rifah ,Obsatar Sinaga
Keywords: Job based factors, environmental factors, education, Indonesia ,


University level education become an important human right that could help to fulfill their basic needs.  When it comes to higher education, numerous studies have pinpointed the desires of jobs security and environmental factors in the changing dynamic situation as the most important motivators for enrolling in universities (HLIs). Taking this consideration, the current study objective is to investigate the effect of job based factors and environmental factors on the career decision of university level students. A descriptive research strategy was used for this study. Primary data came from a self-administered questionnaire and a representative sample of 500 people. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used in the analysis. The findings shown that environmental and job based factor considered to be important factors for the student’s decisions in higher level education. The research contributed a body of knowledge in the extant literature that could become a new research are in future. This study also recommended that higher learning institutions are required to develop and review existing academic programs in a way that the person registered to them are able to grasp desirable and useful knowledge, skills and job attitude.