Environmental Factors As a Predictor of Students Career Choices in NDOP Central Sub-Division, North West Region of Cameroon


Authors : Tigma Maxmillian Younyi

Volume/Issue : Volume 5 - 2020, Issue 2 - February

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This study was carried out on environmental Factors as a predictor of students Career Choices in Ndop Central Sub-Division, North West Region of Cameroon. Indicators of Environmental Factors were peer groups, school environment and religious groups that were used to test the relationships between environmental factors and students Career Choices. Descriptive survey design was used with the sample of 140 students randomly selected from three secondary schools (Government Bilingual High School Ndop, St. Mary Catholic Secondary School Ndop and Comprehensive High school Ndop) in Ndop Central Sub Division. The instrument used for data collection in this study was the questionnaire. Data analysis was done by means of frequency counts, percentages and Pearson test to establish the link between environmental factors and career choices of student. Findings showed a positive relationship between peer groups and secondary school student’s career choices. Findings equally affirmed there was a substantial and affirming affiliation between school environment and secondary school students’ career choices. Similarly, findings equally disclosed that there exists a substantial and positive relationship between religious groups and career choices of secondary school students. Based on the findings, it was recorded that school Counselors should guide students so that they can choose careers based on their personality trait and interest. This will help students to gain career satisfaction.

Keywords : Environment Factors, Career Choice, Peer Group, School Environment and Religious Institutions.

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