Awareness and Use of Career Information Sources among Secondary School Students in Selected Schools in Ikenne Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria

Uloma Doris Onuoha, Sunday Oladiran Joye, Ngozi Caroline Uwannah


The purpose of this paper was to investigate the awareness and use of career information sources among secondary school students. The survey research design was used for the study. Data collection was done with the aid of a questionnaire.  Out of 228 copies of the questionnaire administered, 200 were successfully retrieved. The retrieved copies were analysed and interpreted using simple percentage and frequency distribution method. The results revealed that secondary school students are more aware of parents, teachers and churches as sources of career information. However, when it came to utilizing sources of career information, parents, classmates and teachers were mostly utilized. In the aspect of usefulness of information received, information received from parents, churches and teachers were found to be most useful. Among the challenges faced when seeking career information, delays and inaccuracy in information received topped the list. Based on the findings, the study recommends among others, that parents assist their children in utilising other sources of career information as this would widen their understanding and assist them in making more intelligent decisions.

Keywords: Career choice, Career information, Information seeking behaviour, Information sources, Nigeria, Secondary school students.


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