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CAREER GUIDANCE AND STUDENTS CHOICE OF SUBJECTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

CAREER GUIDANCE AND STUDENTS CHOICE OF SUBJECTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page

Certification

Dedication

Acknowledgement

Abstract

Table of Contents

 

CHAPTER ONE –       INTRODUCTION

1.1    Background to the Study

1.2    Statement of the Problem

1.3    Purpose of the Study

1.4    Research Questions

1.5    Research Questions

 

1.6    Significance of the Study

1.7.   Limitation of the Study

1.8    Definition of Terms     

 

CHAPTER TWO        –       REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

CHAPTER THREE     –       RESEARCH METHODS

3.1    Area of the Study

3.2    Research Design

3.3    Population of the Study

3.4    Sample and Sampling Technique

3.5    Instrumentation

 

3.6    Validity of Instrument

3.7    Administration of Instrument

3.8    Method of Data Analysis    

 

 CHAPTER FOUR –    DATA ANALYSIS AND DISCUSSION OF FINDING

 4.1    Data Presentation

4.2    Discussion of Findings

 

CHAPTER FIVE        –       SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS

AND CONCLUSION

5.1    Summary

5.2    Recommendations

5.3    Conclusion

5.4    Suggestions for Further Studies

References

Appendix

 

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1   Background to the Study

Guidance and counseling happens to be one of the recent developments in the field of education in Nigeria. It became popular with the introduction of the 6-3-3-4 education system in 1988. It is generally accepted that in Nigeria the organized formal guidance started in 1959 at St. Theresa College, Oke-Ado in Ibadan by Some Reverend Sisters, out of concern for the products of their school. They felt that there was nee to offer vocational guidance to their out-going final year students.

As a result, the Rev Sisters invited twenty educated people from Ibadan Community who were in different professions and therefore knew more about the emerging world of work than the students. 54 out of the 60 students benefited from the experts’ advice and were placed in various jobs.

The innovation was highly accepted by the society because in later years this groups of people, though not trained counselors, organized career tacks, seminar, guidance workshops and lectures of the class five students.

 

CAREER GUIDANCE AND STUDENTS CHOICE OF SUBJECTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Later on, vocational guidance services spread to other secondary school outside Ibadan and across the entire Federation. The ministry officials became so interested in those organized services that this group of career workshops for teachers and career master eventually the term “Career Adivers” became a national issue (Research Journal of International Studies, 2023).

It is worthy to note that much of the decision making related to career choice is done in the Adolescents years that correspond with Secondary Schools and entry into tertiary institutions. Therefore, career guidance and counseling for the young individuals is crucial in-term of selection of options types of course to attend to as well as psychological testing to determine aptitude pertaining to education and work.

Indeed, the career counselor who is knowledgeable about demand for education and demand on the labour market and the prevailing government policies on Information and Communication  Technology (ICT) are better able to help young are assisted to choose wisely through knowing about themselves and their environment which is rapidly changing.

 

Undeniably, career choice has become one of the most difficult decisions in the life of adolescents. Thus career choice is capable of determining and individual’s social status, income and character, his lifestyle and so on. Therefore, the need to counsel adolescents becomes vital because adolescents’ years are marked by the development of the feeling of independence, self-reliance and self-esteem vocational assistance and occupational information through person-to-person counseling or group counseling programmes.

In fact, the benefits the accompany vocational counseling can be over-emphasized. It enables students’ combines’ subject that will lead then to fulfill their career potentialities such as personality traits, interest, aptitude and their abilities. In addition, this career counseling helps minimize confusion and frustration that arise from unemployment, inability to locates, acquire and maintain jobs.

Without reservation, guidance counselor assists students in making intelligent decisions and effectuates capability. Indeed, prominent among the services rendered by guidance personnel in secondary schools are information, appraisal referral, counseling, placement, and follows up service for the proper guidance of students on career choice and subjects combination. Against this background, therefore, this study hopes to assess career guidance and students choice of subjects in secondary schools.

 

1.2   Statement of the Problem

It is assumed that with the increasing complexities in the society, industrial and technological development all going hand in hand, the succeeding generation will find it difficult to adjust themselves both to the society, work, family and schools. Failures in proper adjustment to all the factors mentioned could affect maladjustment as well as personal problems in developments.

Specifically, a number of factors influence the setting of career goals and aspirations by human beings such factor include interest, aptitude, reward level of responsibility, social needs and status ego satisfaction, parents who had prestigious careers in mind discouraged the offering of non-prestigious careers.

 

Thus, this is done without regard to the fact that an individual is endowed with certain potential, aptitudes and interest for career choice. Furthermore, parents infected by Essien (2016) have indicated that parent force their children too much by getting them fulfill some lost grounds where the parents failed to achieve their aims and ambitions or make their offering contribution to certain societal needs and goats.

However, given of the complex nature of Nigerian society, the counseling profession has assumed a wider role in the present-day guidance and counseling is based on the process of helping individuals understand themselves which will lead to the better understanding of other aspects of their live (Egbochuku, 2018). There is need therefore to assess the career guidance and students choice of subjects in secondary schools.

 

1.3   Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of the study was aimed to examine career guidance and students choice of subjects in secondary schools. The study specifically sought to find out:

  1. Parental influence on student’s choice of subjects in secondary schools and;
  2. The influence of counseling service on students’ choice of subjects in secondary school.

 

1.4   Research Questions

The following research questions were postulated to guide the study:

  1. Does parental influence have any significant effect on students’ choice of subjects in secondary schools?
  2. Does a career guidance service have any significant effect on students’ choice of subjects in secondary schools?

 

1.5   Research Questions

                To guide the study, the following research questions were raised:

  1. To what extent does parental influence affect student choice of subjects in secondary school?
  2. Does career guidance service influence students’ choice of subjects in secondary schools?

 

1.6   Significance of the Study

The study will be beneficial to the following:

  • Firstly, students would be properly counseled on their choice of subjects.
  • Secondly, parents will be educated on the importance of giving their children free hand to choose careers that they have interests and abilities.
  • Thirdly, the study helps teachers in helping their students in choice of subjects.
  • Lastly, guidance counselor will use this study in counseling their clients on complicated issues and the way forward for easy intervention and assistance.

 

Definition of Terms 

Career Guidance: Career guidance is a process of assisting and individuals to choose a job or work that he/she will earn a living throughout his life time.

Counseling: In brief, counseling is a helping relationship between client who is helpless and a counselor who is knowledge in helping people become aware of themselves and the way in which they area reading to the behavioral influence of their environment.

Parental Influence: In brief, this is a strong imposition of ideas by parents on their wards.

 

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