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ERIC Number: ED539796
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Perceived Impact of Guidance and Counseling Services on the Development of Entrepreneurial Skills for Sustainable Livelihood among Students
Chinedum, Ubah Anthony; Onwuasoanya, Paul; Eze, Justina
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 12 p1044-1051 2012
This paper focused on finding out the opinions of three categories of educators viz.: EA (education administrators), GC (guidance counselors), and CT (classroom teachers) on the impact of guidance and counselling services in entrepreneurship development among secondary school students. Three research questions were drawn to ascertain the opinions of the educators used for the study viz.: (1) Can information service on business enterprise motivate students' interest for entrepreneurship? (2) Can counselling on personal-social adjustment equip students for entrepreneurship? and (3) Can guidance on educational and occupational adjustments equip students for entrepreneurship? The sample of the study was composed with simple random sampling technique to include 10 principals and 10 education officers, making up 20 education administrators, 10 guidance counselors, and 100 classroom teachers. In all, there were 130 respondents. A 4-point Likert type scale questionnaire titled "Educators Questionnaire" was used to obtain data for the study. Using Cronbach Alpha internal consistency reliability test, the instrument was confirmed reliable at 0.86. The findings show that guidance and counselling services will enhance students' skills for entrepreneurship development which in turn will boost productivity, sustainable livelihood, and national development. Recommendations on government, GC, and policy-makers on educational matters involvement to reap the full benefits of school guidance programme were proffered. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria