Data set related to vocational guidance and skills in eleven-grade teenagers: learning channels and Skills Inventories, Barranquilla context.

Published: 6 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/zxsg8kdv8t.1
Cesar Jose Acosta Orozco


The data related in this research allow us to identify characteristics in the choice of professional careers in eleven-grade teenagers. The participating population was made up of 270 respondents, ranging in age from 15 to 20 years, all students from private schools in the city of Barranquilla, Colombia. Among the main relevant data, it is possible to show through the tables presented, percentages of career options in students, inclination in the spaces where they are projected working, skills in adolescents compared to the choice of career, identification of channels of learning according to areas of knowledge. The data can be used to analyze and develop institutional mechanisms in secondary and higher education, in order to address vocational guidance as the main axis of success in higher education.


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For data collection, the Skills Inventory questionnaire and some questions related to the workplace and personality characteristics were applied, which included variables such as age, sex, learning channels and environment where he would like to work. To use the instrument, we applied a 5-point Likert scale to the questionnaire, where 1 indicates nothing capable up to 5 that it is fully capable. In the first section, they were asked with reference to the learning channel that young people most identified with, and we grouped it according to the area of knowledge, understanding that the learning channel refers to what was stated by the authors Bandler & Grinder (1979 cited by Hernández, Fernandez and Raimundi 2017) Each person has a preferred style of gathering, storing, retrieving and communicating information and although the experience is processed with all the senses at the same time, some tend to focus With more attention to the information they receive visually, these people tend to think of images by more fully processing the visual portion of the experience. In the same section indicates the workspace that the student wants, in the event that they finish their professional career.


Corporacion Universitaria de la Costa


Psychology, Education