SOCIETAL FACTORS IN STUDENT’S CAREER CHOICE IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN IKOT ABASI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA


ABSTRACT

This study was carried out to investigate societal factors that influence student’s career choice in secondary schools students in Ikot Abasi local government area of Akwa Ibom State. Four null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The study was a survey research. Out of the twelve (12) Secondary schools in the area, Ikot Abasi, ten (10) were randomly selected and used for the study and a total of 1000 students were involved in the study. A 20 item questionnaire measure of societal factors in students’ career choice was used for data collection. The data so generated was analyzed using Pearson Product Moment correlation co-efficient (e) and tested at 0.05 level of significance. This was compared with critical value of 0.082 with degrees of freedom of 998. The finding of the study revealed prevailing economic conditions in the society, societal attitude to gender roles, influence of peers, mass media and parental socio-economic class as societal factors that exert pressure on students’ career choice. It was suggested among other things the need for government to draw up a well designed school curriculum that emphasizes vocational ambitions especially at the junior secondary level; greater need for schools to embrace work study programme as well

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Abstract
CHAPTER ONE
1.0 Introduction
1.1 Background of the Study
1.2 Statement of the Problem
1.3 Purpose of the study
1.4 Significance of the Study
1.5 Research Questions
1.6 Statement of Hypotheses
1.7 Limitations of the Study
1.8 Scope of the Study
1.9 Basic Assumptions of the Study
1.10 Definition of Terms

CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
2.0 Introduction
2.1 Societal Prevailing Conditions and Students’ Career Choice
2.2 Society’s Attitude to Sex – Role and Students’ Career Choice
2.3 Peers and Mass Media’s Influence on Students’ Career Choice
2.4 Parental Socio-Economic Class and Students’ Career Choice
2.5 Summary of Literature Review

CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.0 Introduction
3.1 Research Design
3.3 population of the study
3.4 Sample and Sample Technique
3.5 Instrumentation
3.6 Data Collection, Analysis and Techniques

CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION, ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION
4.0 Introductions
4.2 Interpretation of Result
4.3 Summary of Results
4.4 Discussion of Findings
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.0 Introduction
5.1 Summary
5.2 Conclusion
5.3 Recommendations
5.4 Suggestions for Further Research or Studies
References

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