International Journal of Research and Reviews in Education
ISSN: 2056-9726
Vol. 6(1), pp. 1-5, January 2020

Students career aspiration and choice of subject among senior secondary school students in Cross River State, Nigeria

Monity, Flora Michael1* and Inyang M. Asuquo2

1Department of Curriculum and Teaching University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.
2Department of Science Education University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria.

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Received 20 October, 2019; Received in revised form 13 December, 2019; Accepted 18 December, 2019.


Students, Career aspiration, Cross River State, Choice of subject.

This research study assessed student career aspiration on the choice of subject in secondary schools in Cross River State. To achieve the research purpose, a research question was put forward and transformed into a null hypothesis. A brief review of related literature was undertaken with reference to the variable under study. The ex-post facto research design was used for achieving the purpose of this study and the simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the ten (10) local government areas used for the study. The proportionate simple random sampling technique was adopted in selecting the fifty four (54) secondary schools and the seven hundred and three (703) senior secondary two students used for the study. A structured questionnaire titled student career aspiration and choice of subjects (SCACS) was the instrument used for collection of data in the study. The reliability of the research instrument was established through the Cronbach Alpha reliability method. Chi-square statistical tool was used for data analysis. The findings obtained from analysis of data and hypothesis testing revealed that there was a significant influence of career aspiration on students’ choice of subjects in the study area. It was concluded that students should be independent when it comes to making choice of subject. Based on these findings it was recommended among others that students with low interest in certain subjects should be encouraged to see those subjects as being important tool for developing good behaviour and peaceful co-existence.

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