THE EFFECT OF PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON THE CHOICE OF CAREER AMONG SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS IN EGOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF EDO STATE
EFFECT, PARENTAL, INFLUENCE, CHOICE, CAREER, AMONG, SECONDARY, SCHOOL, STUDENTS, EG LOCAL, GOVERNMENT, ARE E STATE
The Effect Of Parental Influence On The Choice Of Career Among Secondary School Students In Egor Local Government Area Of Edo State, -abstract
The Study Was Carried Out To Identify The Effects Of Parental
Influence Has On The Child-s ...
The study was carried out to identify the effects of parental
influence has on the child's learning and his future life, endeavour of student
in Egor Local Government Area of Edo State. A student population of 50
student drawn from five Secondary School in Egor Local Government Area randomly
selected was used for the study to each student questionnaire was administered
and answer offered were collated and analysed. The result obtained from the
study show that, illiterate parents have little or no time to their children's
education children from educated home background show more interest in
education lack of motivation and parents forcing them to do their will. It was
also found out that only few students are interested in their parent's
occupation. Discoveries from the study reveals that illiterate parents have no
interest in their children academic growth, parents are not a factor
influencing the choice of career among their children. Furthermore, there is no
significant different between children from educated home towards Education of
given the necessary motivation. This is due to the fact that a
consideration number of children live without parental support, as in orphans,
children living in the streets, displaced and refused children who on account
of the poverty of their parents are subjected to inhuman and sadistic
ordeals. This reduces their desire to learn as it happens frequently in
Egor Local Government Area of Edo State.
1.1BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
1.2STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM
1.3PURPOSE OF THE STUDY
1.4SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
1.6SCOPE AND DELIMITATION
1.7DEFINITION OF TERMS
2.2WHY PEOPLE CHOOSE CAREER
2.3FACTORS INFLUENCE CHOICE OF CAREER
2.4WHY PARENTS INFLUENCE CHOICE OF CAREER
2.5PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH CAREER CHOICE
2.6POSITIVE INFLUENCE OF PARENTS ON CAREER CHOICE.
3.2SOURCE OF DATA
3.3POPULATION AND SAMPLING TECHNIQUE
3.5ADMINISTRATION OF INSTRUMENT
3.6VALIDITY OF INSTRUMENT
3.7ANALYSIS OF DATA.
3.8STATISTICAL METHOD USE
PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION OF DATA.
5.2RECOMMENDATION TO THE PARENT
5.3RECOMMENDATION TO THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR
5.4RECOMMENDATION OF FURTHER RESEARCHER
1.1BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Career play 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
occupied by a person throughout his/her lifetime. In a nutshell, career
is the totality of work one does in his life time and is person centred it is
of utmost importance to every individual as he or she prepares for the future.
choice is something very hard to decide, especially as his life will depend on
it. Her (2003) indicated that, career is the totality of experience through
which one learns about and prepares to engage in work as part of his way of
living ' Splete (12001) 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 country.
(2000) refers to the need for one to discuss with one's peer school
counsellors, parents and teachers on the need to choose a life span work as
“career convention” or “career conference”. However, 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 meet the career teachers or career officers with whom they can
Work experience during industrial training or those experiences
acquired during vocational education also aids the students in choice of
career. This is a techniques in which students do job under realistic
conditions without payment this may help them choose a career to that effect.
(2004) Observes that the influence home has on the child's learning is the
fundamental concepts of life. This cause and most of the habits and
basic adjustment were established during pre-school years. The highlights the
fact that home and parents occupy the most important position in the child’s
education. It should be stressed that work experience is not an attempt to find
job for the students but an attempt to widen the horizons of students and ease
the ultimate transition from school to work. This is usually based on the
information given to the school by the parents, such guidance and information
are necessary because most school children are adolescents and are controlled
by double standards, hypocrisy, truancy, materialism, dishonesty etc. .
that may influence choice of career includes.
-Personal or family factors
-Cultural factors, which include schools, peer
group, age and work experience. The effect of parental influence on
choice of career is both negative and positive this is due to: security factors
-No usual hazards to health
-Assured steady income
-Certainty of continued employment
-Career or occupational satisfaction
To increase students interest and ability to use his hands and
brains, the parents, must be involved to give desired assistance/guidance to
1.2STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
This research is based on the effect of parental influences on the
choice of career among secondary school students in Egor Local Government Area
of Edo State. The parents may desire what they think is good or best for their
This may affect the child positively if the child can cope with it
but negatively when such a child has other things in mind, which he/she wishes
to do. The result of this is that the child may not concentrate on the parents
needs and so may not adjust positively towards the career. This sometimes leads
to students waywardness, secrete cult involvement, armed robbery and so on. The
child may not cope with the parents continual force against his/her will.
The world is marking such drastic demand upon the coming workers
every truthful man and woman every teaches and reflecting parents is planning
way to fit the students for the life and needs of this new century. This
statement which is still relevant today was written by Mejer Bloomfield in his
book ‘finding ones place in life in (2007) since the early 2000 career
development or vocational guidance at it was then known has increasingly gained
more and more attention and respect in essence career counselling is a
specialty within the profession of counselling one that fosters vocationally
development and work adjustment of individual abilities interest and goals with
the work roles structured by the community and occupation organised by
companies and assist a developing and deciding individual to make suitable and
viable choice why examine the factors affecting career choice on senior
secondary school students, in the past and even now for many. It was assumed
that on individual going through late adolescent would be developing their
independence and slowly eliminating his or her family’s constraints as he or
she formed his or her own identity into the larger word in effect the person
would make career decision based on his or her own interest research and
occupational goals with limited influence from others. Infact even when young
adult move away from home, their family will likely still have a strong influence
upon them on two significant life events marriage and their career.
1.3PURPOSE OF STUDY
The main purpose of this study is the attempt to find out the
effect of parental influence on the choice of career among students in Egor
Local Government Area of Edo State.
It will as much as possible, try to find out to what extent, the
influence of the parent will play on the students choice of career, and whether
the influence will always aid the students positively or negatively.
It will also focus on how processing techniques. Learned from
family system can lead to effective career counselling research
concerning the impact of a family social economic status has ultimately divided
this lack of consensus is partially during 60 the limited research in this
particular are as it is rarely the main focus of the students. (Brown, 2001)
but also because of the lack of detail given by the researcher about their
The research question which the study attempt to verify are as
1.Do you always desire most things your friends do?
2.Is student’s choice of career influenced by
their peer group?
3.Does career choice affect the academic
performance of students?
4.Is your choice of career based on your interest
and value towards that career?
5.Illiterate parents have no influence on their
children’s choice of career?
1.5SIGNIFICANCE 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.
5.It will enable the peer and the students
community to have an impact on the youth adult expectation and perception of
1.6SCOPE OF STUDY
The research study is limited to the effect of parental influence
on the choice of career among student's in Egor Local Government Area of Edo
State. This research work will cover five randomly selected secondary schools in
Egor Local Government Area. Three public and two private secondary school, the
-Useh secondary School, Useh.
-Egor Secondary School, Egor
-St. Paul Memorial School, Useh.
-Uwelu Secondary School, Uwelu.
-Lenrnwell Groups of School, Useh.
Furthermore, for the survey to be properly conducted questionnaire
will be employed. Students’ questionnaires, teacher’s questionnaires and
parents questionnaires will be given to men and women in the community to know
their degree of involvement in their children’s education and choice of career.
1.7DEFINITION 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.
-INFLUENCE- The power of acts by which parents or a person
has to control the desire of another.
-CHOICE: An act of choosing between two or more
possibility. The right to choose or the possibility of choosing.
-FACTORS: One of several thing that cause or influence
something or somebody to include as particular fact or situation when you are
thinking about or planning something.
-EFFECTIVE: Producing strong feeling of sadness and sympathy.
-COUNSELLING: This is the process where a troubled or a
confused person is helped by a professional to solve his problem and to make
better adjustment to his society.
-GUIDANCE: This is the process of helping the student to
understanding himself and his environment in other to develop self
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