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ERIC Number: ED240366
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Pages: 30
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Reference Count: 0
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Factors Responsible for Career Choice among Sampled Nigerian Teenagers in Bendel State of Nigeria.
Odebunmi, Akin
Male and female students in four urban locations of Bendel State of Nigeria were administered a questionnaire on choice of careers. The sample consisted of 640 students, 160 in each location ranging in age from 14 to 17. It was hypothesized that factors influencing career choice were money-yielding prospects, desire to work in state of origin, parental influences, prestige attached to jobs, personal interests, knowledge of various careers, subjects offered in schools, amount of leisure time, outdoor activities, and working with other people as part of the job. A review of the literature included research by Nigerian counselors on job aspirations and career choice among Nigerians. Findings indicated that these factors influenced career choice: money-yielding prospects, parental influences, prestige attached to job, knowledge of various careers, subjects offered, and opportunities to work with other people. The majority of students indicated career choice was influenced by academic ability. Other findings were that the mass media in the country do not provide information about careers and career choices, that the students were aware of the influence of personal characteristics on career choice, and that the students preferred indoor work. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Nigeria (Bendel State)