14 March 2018

The influence of environmental factors on the choice of career among secondary school students in Ilesa

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The influence of environmental factors on the choice of career among secondary school students in Ilesa west local Government area of Osun-State.


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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
All thanks and adoration goes to almighty God for his infinite mercy, protection and for his divine favour throughout my programme in the university of Ibadan (Ilesa Campus). May his name be praised forever.
Special thanks goes my parents Rev Jogbodo E.O, and Mrs Sadare B.O. I pray that the almighty God will preserve your life to eat the fruit of your labour in Jesus name. (Amen).
            I also express my gratitude to my project supervisor Mrs J.O Fagbemi for her guidance and contributions towards the success of this project.
My thanks also goes to my lecturers Mr Awolaju, B.A (H.O.D), Mr Ekundare V.O, Mr Komolafe J.I, Mr Fagbemi V.O, Mr Ajayi O.A, for their fatherly support during my programme on campus. I pray that you will all reap the fruit of your labour in Jesus name (Amen).
My appreciation also goes to Mr Sadare W.A, Mrs AkinadeV.O, Mr Alawiye I.T, MrsAdebowale A.A. I pray that the Lord will bless you abundantly in Jesus name (Amen).
My sincere appreciation also goes to my colleague in person of Miss OlorunsolaBukola. I pray that God will crown our effort with success in Jesus name. (Amen).
Finally, I wish to appreciate those people who are numerous to mention who have contributed in one way or the other towards the success of this project. May God shower his blessing upon you in Jesus name.we shall all meet at higher level


ABSTRACT
The study is examining the influence of environmental factors on the choice of career among secondary school students in Ilesa west local Government area of Osun-State. The studies employ descriptive design. Twenty students were randomly selected in each of the five selected secondary schools making a total of one hundred students for the study. The researcher employed chi square statistical tools for the analysis of the data collected. The findings revealed that socio-economic status of parent, family background, and society valued jobs influenced students choice of career. It was also revealed that custom and belief of people do not have impact on students choice of career. Necessary recommendations were made.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Certification………………………………………………………….……..i
Dedication…………………………………………………………….…….ii
Acknowledgement………………………………………………………….iii
Table of contents……………………………………………………….…iv-v
Abstract…………………………………………………………………..…vi

CHAPTER ONE
Introduction…………………………………………………………………1
1.1              Background to the study…………………………………………....1-2
1.2              Statement of the Research problem………………………………...2-3
1.3              Purpose of the study………………………………………………….3
1.4              Objectives of the student……………………………………………..4
1.5              Research hypothesis…………………………………………………..4-5
1.6               Significance of the study………………………………………….…5
1.7              Delimination of the study…………………………………………….5
1.8              Definition of term……………………………………………………..5
CHAPTER TWO
Literature review ………………………………………………………………6
2.1 The influence of culture on choice of career……………………………..6-8
2.2 Family influence as factor influencing choice of career…………………..8-9
 2.3 The influence of peer groups on career choice…………………………………….9-10
2.4 The influence of school on career choice…………………………………………10-11
2.5 The influence of society valued jobs on career choice…………………………….12
2.6 The influence of socio-economic status on choice of career………………………12-13
2.7 The influence of custom and belief on choice of career……………………………13-14
CHAPTER THREE
Methodology……………………………………………………………………………15
3.1 Research design….…………………………………………………………………15
3.2 Population of the study…………………………………………………………….15
3.3 Sample and sampling techniques……………………………………………………15-16
3.4 Instruments for data collection ……………………………………………………..16-17
3.5 Validity of the instrument……………………………………………………………17
3.6 Procedure for data collection…………………………………………………….….17
3.7 Reliability of the instrument…………………………………………………………17
3.8 Method of data analysis……………………………………………………………….17

CHAPTER FOUR
Presentation and analysis of data………………………………………………………….18
4.1 Data Analysis………………………………………………………………………..18-28
  CHAPTER FIVE
Summary of findings, conclusion and recommendation…………………………….29
5.1 Summary …………………………………………………………………………..29
5.2 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………29-30
5.3 Recommendation………………………………………………………………….30-31
References……………………………………………………………………………….32-33
Appendix………………………………………………………………………………….34-39

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CHAPTER ONE
1.0       INTRODUCTION

1.1       BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY
Condition is characterized by Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English as encompassing conditions which impact development and improvement. Likewise, (Webster's New Colligate word reference) characterized condition as the total of all the outer conditions and impacts influencing the life and improvement of a life form. The encompassing conditions can be topographical area, climate, culture, regular blessing like streams, slopes and trees and so forth. 

In numerous sorts of mental investigations then again characteristics are managed as a feature of the ecological effect on vocation decision. Individuals live in a domain that suits them and their lifestyle. Likewise, they are being changed and shaped by nature in which they live. By this, we can see the cozy connection between individuals and their condition. Condition in fact manages the move of individuals making into insight their condition in choice – making which obviously incorporates profession decision. 

Profession decision is made so as to satisfy one's professional dream. It is the decision of occupation or calling that ones, makes out of numerous field of intrigue or inclination. As per Peters and Hanson (2000), profession is characterized as the totality of significant encounters of person, which ordinarily incorporates some blend of professional and avocational contribution. The reward of such action might be in the action itself or in the last item. Profession decision is the grouping of significant position involved by a man through his life time. Oladele (2006) likewise characterizes vocation decision as a picked interest, lifework or achievement in one's calling. Basically, profession is the totality of work one does throughout his life and is individual focused. Tunche (2002) is right in proposing 
that the understudies should think about their profession in Senior Secondary School. In this manner they require vocation direction. People by and large have the chance of being presented to different kinds 
of callings. A portion of the calling in which auxiliary school understudies may take part in after the fulfillment of their optional instruction incorporates, law, nursing, building, solution, bookkeeping, educating, business, pastorate and so on. 
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Nowadays, one could watch that albeit individual fluctuate, the individuals who live in a similar situation have turned out to be socially aware of their method of life and are constrained by a typical arrangement of destinations and qualities for training. This is valuable refinement since schools are an integral part of the earth and the exceptional idea of the earth is judged by the kind of profession picked by the understudies there. Certain natural highlights can represent the profession selection of understudies in the earth. These incorporates: peer gatherings or age gatherings, schools, traditions and conviction of individuals, society's esteemed employments, family foundation, financial status and so forth. From the fore going this examination in this manner, goes for researching the impact of the natural factors on decision of profession among optional school understudies in Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State. 

1.2 STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 
Settling on a profession decision is a troublesome errand for some understudies. Vocation choice is a delicate issue since, it will influence how an individual understudy will carry on with whatever is left of his life. Absolutely it decide understudy's prospect for progress or generally later on. While a few understudies settle on rushed decision, some are hesitant, while others settle on watchful choice or decision. As a rule, there are heaps of elements that regularly correct weight and as a rule decide the decision of profession an understudy would set out upon conspicuous among these components are the ecological variables which incorporates: schools, peer gatherings, age gatherings, Personal or Family foundation, Society's esteemed employments, Socio-monetary status, Custom and conviction. 
Schools gets ready understudies for adulthood. Schools help the understudy to settle on great choice in the decision of their future vocation. School shape the understudies to wind up better individual later on. Numerous understudies are impacted by their associate gatherings in their decision of vocation. In this manner they settle on touchy choice in their decision of profession. Age bunches additionally decide the sort of vocation an understudies can seek after. A few understudies pick their future vocation in light of the kind of calling their partners might want to attempt. Family foundation additionally have affect in the decision of vocation of understudies. Since the parent have a vital part to play in the decision of profession of their kids. 
Financial status of the parent is one of the determinant factors in the decision of vocation. Guardians from low status think that its hard to send their kids to elevated requirement schools because of money related issues. Such an understudies may dropout from school. In any case, understudy from normal 
furthermore, high financial status don't have issues with their training, since there is sufficient cash to send them to class. Custom and conviction of individuals don't affect the decision of vocation. In this way, numerous understudies are not impacted by the conviction of their kin in decision of their future profession. 
1.3 PURPOSE OF THE STUDY 
The fundamental motivation behind the investigation is to inspect the impact of the ecological factors on decision of profession among auxiliary school understudies in Ilesa West Local Government Area of Osun State. A portion of the components which impact understudy's decision of vocation that will be considered in turns include: 
Cultural factors which incorporates schools, peer gatherings and age gatherings 
Personal or family foundation 
Society's esteemed occupations 
Socio-monetary elements 
Custom and conviction 
1.4. OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 
The targets of the examination are to decide: 
1. Whether understudies dependably plan to pick the course, work, profession in which they have near preferred standpoint 
2. The impact of custom and conviction on profession decision. 
3. The impact of family foundation on profession decision 
4. Whether societal esteem work has anything to do with decision of vocation. 
5. Whether financial status or variables of parent impact the profession choice of understudies. 
1.5. RESEARCH HYPOTHESES 
Ho: There is no huge connection amongst custom and conviction of individuals and the decision 
of vocation. 
Hi: There is huge connection amongst custom and conviction of individuals and the decision of vocation. 
Ho: There is no critical connection between family foundation and the decision of profession. 
Hi: There is critical connection between family foundation and the decision of vocation 
Ho: There is no critical connection between the general public's esteemed occupations and the decision of vocation. 
Hi: There is critical connection between the general public's esteemed occupations and decision of vocation. 
Ho: There is no huge connection between the financial status and the natural impact on the decision of profession. 
Hi: There is huge connection between the financial status and the natural impact on the decision of profession. 
1.6 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY 
The examination centers around the impact of natural factors on the decision of profession among optional school understudies in Ilesa west Local Government Area of Osun state. 
This examination will likewise investigate conceivable arrangements that will help optional schools understudies in Ilesa West Local Government to settle on right choice on the decision of future vocation. 
1.7. DELIMINATION OF THE STUDY 
Because of Limited time and money related imperative the task will be Limited to five (5) chose auxiliary school in ILesa West Local Government Area of Osun State. 
1.8 DEFINITION OF TERMS 
Profession CHOICE: The wide open doors that exist for deep rooted employments. These jobs are set out in an edge work of systems advancing toward individual objectives. 
Impact: The impact that someone or something has in transit a man considers or carries on or in transit that something works or creates. 
Ecological: Connected with the characteristic conditions in which individuals, creatures and plants live. 
Optional SCHOOL: A school for youngsters between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18. 
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GOVERNMENT: The gathering of individuals who administer to controlling a nation or a state.
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