Full Length Research Paper
The interaction of sex with career day on the career decision making of secondary school adolescent students
Rev Fr Jude J Obiunu Ph.D
Department of Counselling Psychology, Faculty of Education, Delta State University, Abraka.
Received 19 June, 2010; Accepted 13 August, 2010
The study investigated the interaction of sex with career day on the career decision making of secondary school adolescents. It reviewed relevant literatures on and the process of making career decisions and also on career day outcome. Three hypotheses were developed for the study which was an experimental study that had an experimental and a control group. 120 students were randomly selected from two secondary schools in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State, Nigeria. The Career Decision Making Process scale which measures awareness of career indecision and commitment to make a decision, personal interests, needs and abilities of adolescent students, information about occupational prospects, making a career decision by arranging alternatives in an order of priority and implementing a career decision was used to collect data from the subjects. The treatment package was the career day. Analysis of data revealed that career day had significant impact on the career decision making of the adolescent students. However, sex was not a significant factor and had no effect on the decision making process of the adolescent students. It was therefore concluded that whether one is male or female does not matter today in making a career choice. Therefore, career day remains a good intervention strategy for career information and awareness.
Keywords: Career day, sex, career decision making, adolescent students.