The Influence of Self-Concept on Adolescents' Career Choice among Public Senior Secondary School Students in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria

JOSEPH Obiajuru


This study examined the influence of self-concept on the adolescent career choice among public senior secondary school students in Ika North East L.G.A of Delta State. To achieve the purpose of this study, three research questions and three hypotheses were formulated. Related literatures were reviewed in this study. ex post facto research design was adopted. The population of this study was 2000 comprised of all public SS2 students in Ika North East Local Government Areas, Delta State. A sample size of hundred (100) students was used. The instrument for the study is a questionnaire, titled:  self-concept scale, and career rating scale. The instrument was validated through expert judgment. Cronbach Alpha method was used to ascertain the internal consistency of the instrument. The reliability coefficient obtained was 0.99. Frequency count and the Chi-square (X2) contingency coefficient were used to analyze the stated research questions and hypotheses at a 0.05 level of significance. The findings showed that there was a statistical significant relationship between gender and the career choice of adolescent students. There was no statistically significant relationship between the career choice of adolescent students with a high self-concept and adolescent students with a low self-concept. There was no statistically significant relationship between location and the career choices of adolescent students.  It was recommended among others, that since guidance and counselors play a vital role in assisting students to make choices concerning careers, the government should employ career guidance and counsellors in all secondary schools in the Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.

Keywords: self-concept, gender, location, adolescent, career choice.

DOI: 10.7176/RHSS/13-15-02

Publication date:September 30th 2023

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