INFLUENCE OF PARENTS AND PEERS ON STUDENTS CHOICE OF CAREER
This study was carried out to investigate the influence of parent and peer on students career choice among secondary students. The purpose of this study is to find out how parental occupation influence career choice among secondary school students, explore the influence of parental social-economic status on career choice among secondary school students. Relevant literature were revealed.
Descriptive research design was used for this study. The population for the study consisted of both parent and students of Ado Local Government Area. One hundred respondents were sampled using stratified and simple random sampling techniques. Questionnaire was used to collect relevant information from the sampled subject. Validity of the instrument was established by given the drafted questionnaires some test export and project supervisor by their correction and suggestion. The reliability was adjudged established. The scores generated were analysed using frequency count and percentages.
The study revealed that parental occupation influenced positively the career choice of the students in that parents whose occupation was prestigious and senior attracted their children to follow in suit similar careers. Parents who also facilitate educational tours related to their careers positively influenced career choice of the children.
The study concluded that ways which could be used to influence positive career choice among students included parental encouragement based on academic ability, personality traits regardless of the social economic status as well as parental occupation. There are students who have inborn talents which may not be related to the occupation of the parents. Also students should be educated on subject combination as well as job market for their respective careers. The study made the following recommendations;
- 1. Schools should employ career counselors to guide students with regard to their abilities and talent
- Parents should not force careers on children based on failed ambition.
- Universities and colleges should orient secondary school students on subject combination and career prospects.
- Career tours should be encouraged without regarding the academic ability of the students.
- 5. Natural talents and abilities should be early identified by the school and the student be properly nurtured.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE PAGE I
TABLE OF CONTENTS VIII
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
Background to the Study 1
Statement of the Problem 4
Purpose of Study 5
Research Questions 6
Significance of the Study 7
Delimitation of the Study 8
Definition of Key Terms 8
CHAPTER TWO: REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Influence of Parental Occupations 11
Social Economic Status of the Parents 15
Peer Influence 18
Parental Support 23
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHOD
Research Design 28
Population of the study 29
Sampling and Sampling Techniques 29
Research Instrument 29
Validity of Instrument 30
Reliability of Instrument 30
Administration of the Instruments 31
Technique for Data Analysis 31
CHAPTER FOUR: RESULTS AND DISCUSION
Discussion of Results 42
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
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