research provides a conceptual and theoretical appraisal of the impact of environmental factor on choice
of career among youths in Nigeria. It analyzes environmental factors, career
choices among youths and environmental factors that influence their decision of
a choice of career.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF
is universally recognized as the answer to socio- economic problems of the
world. Nations and individuals look up to education to provide a cure for
poverty, ignorance, drought, excessive rainfall, mental deficiency,
joblessness, bad government, poor communication system, hunger and inadequate
shelter among other things. Every nation of the world aspires toward quality of
life and social status. Career selection is one of many important choices
students will make in determining future plans. This decision will impart them
throughout their lives. The essence of who the student is will revolve around
what the student want to do with their life- long work. The choice of career
has been a serious problem among the secondary school students in Nigeria. No
matter what one’s age is, the choice of career or desire is an important
question for everybody.
lot of student in secondary schools believe that their future is a glorious
adventures in which they are bound to succeed. Many of them have the idea that
they would be able to work in the public or private establishments as soon as
they complete secondary school education. Some have planned to become lawyers,
engineers, medical doctors, accountants and so on. Students in secondary
schools like many other young adults are always worried about what they will do
with their lives, the kind of adult they will become. They are concerned about
early entry into the occupational world and finding productive and rewarding
places in and out rapidly, fast changing societies where wages employment is
unlikely to be available on a scale sufficient to absorb more than a small
fraction of the young people when they do arrive at the labour market.
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The conflict of
choice of career among youths constitute an educational social dilemma in our
society and nation .therefore constructive analysis must be made to this issue
with a view to proffering recommendations and guide to enable youths to make
proper decision of future career.
analysis lie within the environmental factors in which the youth operates or is
domiciled. The youth are largely influenced by this environmental issues; so if
not guided may be propelled to make wrong choices. It is the fragility and
significance of these issues that stresses the importance of a research of this
nature. The research shall appraise the impact of environmental factor on
choice of career among youths in Nigeria.
OF THE PROBLEM
confronting this research is to appraise the impact of environmental factor on
choice of career among youths in Nigeria. There exists a great conflict on the
selection of a choice of career among the youths. Analyzing these factors would
help profer possible solution to guide the youths in right career choices.
1 What is the nature of environmental
factors influencing the choice of career
among the youths?
What is the nature of
career choices facing the youths?
What is the impact of
environmental factors on the choice of career among the youth in Nigeria?
1.4 OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY
To appraise the nature of career
choices facing the youth in Nigeria
To determine the
impact of environmental factors on the career
choices of the youth in Nigeria
1.5 SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY
study shall facilitate possible solutions to helping youths make right decision
on the choices of future career.
shall provide detail source of information on career decision choices for the
STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS
Ho The conflict of wrong career choices among
youths is high
The conflict of wrong career choices
among youth is low
Conflict of environmental factor s is
Hi conflict of environmental factor is lo
3 Ho The
impact of environmental factors on career choices among youths is low
Hi The impact
of environmental factors on career choices among youths is high
OF THE STUDY
The study focuses on the appraisal of
the impact of environmental factors on the choice of career among youths in
CAREER CHOICE: The
broad opportunities that exist for lifelong vocations. These vocations are set
out in a framework of strategies moving toward personal goals.
complex physical factors that make up our surroundings and in turn act upon us.
This include the forces of family, political, social and economic issues that
both typical and non- typical students may deal with on a day- to- day basis.
acting on or within a person causing initiation of behavior or what it is that
choices in one’s life which are exposed either in a subtle or obvious manner.
characteristic way of thinking, feeling and behaving. The personality is the
collection of impression in the appearance of the student’s body and the
impressions believed to have been made on others, good or bad. One’s
personality may embrace attitudes and opinions that affect the way we deal with
interactions of people and, in particular to this study, the situations of
choosing a career.
are adolescents who are about the same age of maturity level.
QUALITY OF LIFE: The
depth in the content of richness and fullness in our day- to- day existence.
This includes observed and unobserved criteria that contribute to the
fulfillment with our expectations and aspirations