is aimed at identifying the factors affecting career choice among senior
secondary schools students in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State. The
instrument used for collection of data or information in this research is
mainly the questionnaires. The questionnaires were distributed to four selected
secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area of Edo State.
To test the
validity of the stated research questions from their respondents it was
discovered that many of the option career choice education should be introduced
in senior secondary schools in Oredo Local Government Area. Some findings were
also made in this research, which will be of great benefit to the students in
the need to establish guidance and counselling facilities centres in senior
conclusion, the presence of guidance and counselling facilities centres in
secondary schools will help to solve career choice problems facing the students.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
SCOPE AND DELIMITATION
DEFINITION OF TERMS
ADMINISTRATION OF INSTRUMENT
METHOD OF DATA ANALYSIS
PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS OF DATA
BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Career plays a very fundamental and significant role in the life
of the individual not only because they determine the pattern of income but
also because they affect the individual personality and concepts in life.
Career therefore is a choose pursuit, life work or success in one's profession,
it is the sequence of major position occupied by a person throughout his
lifetime. In a nutshell, career is the totality of work one does in his
life time and are person concerned. It is therefore a positive thing for one to
think as far as possible as it is enduring. Career choice is something very
hard to enter especially as ones life will depend on it.
Her (1973) thus indicate that career is the totality of experience
through which one learn about and prepare to engage in work as part of his way
of living. PietropesaandSplete(1975) Stress career is an enjoying process that occurs over the
life span and includes homes, schools and community. Every human being needs to
do one job or the other to help contribute his quote to the development of the
career convention according to him is an instrument of career information. This
occurs for a number of reasons, which includes:
1.To stimulate career thinking and widen
2.To focus attention on particular jobs in order
to help an individual crystallizes his preference.
3.To create a situation in which parents can on
one hand meet employers and discuss the opportunities they offer and on the other
hand meat the career teachers oar career officers with whom they can exchange
Factor that may influence choice of career includes.
-Personal or family factors
-Cultural factors, which include schools, peer
group, age group.
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
course of choice of courses to read in the senior secondary schools and
universities, a lot of influencing actions or decisions. These general
determinates of their choices at this crucial. Parents influences, peer group,
intellectual ability, financial background, goal of life, etc come into play
with varying degrees of weight on them. T here are many problems which directly
or indirectly influence the senior secondary school. Where they have been
studying all the school subjects together with out any differentiation between
care subject and optional subjects or between science and arts subjects, they
are faced with choosing areas of specialization whether science or Arts. This
is the beginning of their career choice problems. It becomes obvious that arts
students can never again think of pursuing science, engineering courses or
medicine in the universities, neither will science students think of pursuing courses
in arts leading to bachelor of arts degree ni the universities. Thing start to
all apart from there.
PURPOSE OF STUDY
The main purpose of this study is the attempt to find out the
factors affecting the choice of career among students in Oredo Local Government
Area of Edo State. It will also examine to what extent the factors affecting
the choice of career will aid the students positively or at times negatively.
-What are the possible causes of factors
affecting the choice of career among secondary school students in Oredo Local
Government Area of Edo State?
-To what extent has private sector actually
affect the choice of career among secondary school students.
-What is actually the contribution of both
private and public secondary school on the choice of career of secondary school
SIGNIFICANCE OF STUDY
The importance of this researcher work is to find to what extent
the influences of the parent will affect the student choice of career and the
attendance performance of students on the subject that would heard them
successfully toward this occupation or job as a life span endeavour.
1.It will enable the research give recommendations
to the parents about their children’s response to the advice five to them.
2.It will enable the researcher make concrete
recommendations to the government about the choice of career among students
especially now that the rate of unemployment is high.
3.It will enable the researcher to make
recommendation to school administrators.
4.The findings will also enable the researcher
made recommendations for further research on the issue of career prospects.
SCOPE OF STUDY
This research study is limited to the students in Oredo Local
Government Area of Edo State. This research work cover four randomly selected
secondary school in Oredo local government area of Edo State. Four of which are
public and one is private.
1.Army day secondary school, Ikpoba Hill barracks
2.Immaculate Conception College
3.Idogbo Grammar School Idogbo
4.Queen Ede Secondary School, Ikpoba Hill
5.Henson demonstration Group of School, Iwogban
DEFINITION OF TERMS
CAREER - A chosen pursuit or course of
business activity or enterprise, especially one's professional life or
employment that offers advancement and honour.
AFFECT – To produce a change in somebody or
power that somebody or something has a mark somebody or something behind a
particular way of the influence a parents on choice of career of their children.
chances of being successful good job/employment/career prospect.
SCHOOL: The school is a place where children
need to be educated. The process of learning in a school; the time during your
life when you go to school.
A formal written spoken or practical test, especially at school or colleges to
see how much you know about a subject or what you can do to take an exam
(forma) to sit for an exam to pass so fat an exam.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY
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