Determinants of Choice of Career Among Physical Education Majors of Two Nigerian Universities
Volume 8, Issue 1, January 2019, Pages: 27-29
Received: Nov. 16, 2018;
Accepted: Dec. 10, 2018;
Published: Feb. 25, 2019
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Aliyu Mohammed, Department of Physical and Health Education, Federal College of Education, Kontagora, Nigeriav
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The study investigated the predictor of choice of career among the Physical Education majors of two Nigerian universities. A total of 240 students comprising of 120 each from the two universities drawn from 300Level and 400Level using purposive sampling. The instrument used for data collection was a questionnaire designed using the 4 point Likert scale. The data analysis was done using frequencies, percentages and chi-square statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The results obtained in the study showed parents, peers, inability to get admission to other fields of study, and that availability of job did not influence the students’ choice of career. It is recommended that students need counselling in their choice of careers.
Choice of Career, Physical Education, Nigeria, Universities
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