Internal factors that are influencing in determining the selction of expertise programs in vocational high school

Dwi Rahdiyanta, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Khusni Syauqi, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Achmad Arifin, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia


This study aims to examine the effect of students’ internal factors (information literacy, self-understanding, and attitude) on their decision to enroll in a vocational high school mechanical engineering program. It is ex-post facto correlation research using a sample of 300 out of 1,086 students. The sample was established using the proportional random sampling technique using the Krejcie and Morgan formula. The data were collected using questionnaires, observation sheets, and documents. The findings reveal that (1) there is a significant and positive correlation between the internal factors and the student’s decision to enroll in the mechanical engineering program of vocational high school (VHS); (2) all internal factors have a significant effect on both directly and indirectly on the student’s preference for mechanical engineering program of VHS.


Information literacy; self-understanding; vocational program; vocational high school

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