Exploration of the Guidance of Elective Courses and Career Planning of Hong Kong Undergraduates Based on the MBTI Test

Journal: Journal of Higher Education Research DOI: 10.32629/jher.v4i2.1194

Jiashuang Fan

Lingnan University, Hong Kong, China


The process of selecting courses is a critical aspect of the college experience, as it plays a significant role in shaping students' academic and professional development. This essay examines the factors that influence course selection and their impact on students' learning outcomes by administering the MBTI personality test to undergraduate students in universities in Hong Kong and conducting a systematic sorting and analysis of their elective courses based on their personality types, which shows that elective courses in comprehensive subjects can bring significant benefits when students connect their course selection with their personalities. It is essential to develop a personalized course selection regime that plays to students' strengths, improves their shortcomings, and takes different characters into account. Elective courses and career development are mutually dependent, and universities should assist students in selecting appropriate courses and managing their career planning. Effective communication between teachers and students is crucial for creating a positive atmosphere for college life, and a supportive academic environment that encourages responsible course selection can help students succeed in their academic pursuits and prepare them for their future careers.


elective courses selection, career development, MBTI personality test, academic environment


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