Parent Occupational Status and Parenting Style as Motivational Factor for Students’ Choice of Career (a Case Study of Ijebu-North Local Government Area of Ogun State)

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PARENT OCCUPATIONAL STATUS AND PARENTING STYLE AS MOTIVATIONAL FACTOR FOR STUDENTS’ CHOICE OF CAREER (A CASE STUDY OF IJEBU-NORTH LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA OF OGUN STATE)

BY

FOLORUNSHO ADENIKE TEMITOPE

MATRIC NO: 04067102

A PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF EDUCATION DEPARTMENT OF CURRICULUM STUDIES AND INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY

IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE REQUIRMENTS

FOR THE AWARD OF THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION (B.SC. ED.) ACCOUNTING (HONS). OLABISI ONABANJO UNIVERSITY,

AGO-IWOYE, OGUN STATE, NIGERIA.

AUGUST, 2010.

CERTIFICATION

I certify that this project was carried out by Miss Folorunsho Adenike Temitope in the Department of Curriculum and Studies Instructional Technology Faculty of Education under my supervision.

___________________ _________________
Dr. Bola Ogunyemi Date
Supervisor

DEDICATION
This project is dedicated to the Almighty God who sustained me throughout the period of my study at the university. I also dedicate this project to my family for their support, care and love in all areas of life. ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I owe the accomplishment of this piece of work to a number of personalities.
First and foremost I wish to express my gratitude to the Almighty God for the strength and energy he gave me to complete this course of study, without him this would have been very impossible.
My sincere appreciation also goes to my supervisor Dr. Bola Ogunyemi for his great enthusiasm demonstrated on the work and who also give my work a meticulous supervision with helpful suggestions and advice.

However, my immeasurable gratitude goes to my parent Mr. And Mrs. Folorunsho for their support morally, financially and advice. I want to specifically say thank you to my uncle (Peakay) for his advice.

My unreserved gratitude also goes to my siblings, my extended family and my friends in persons of Tolulope, Busola, Adeola, Temitope, Adegboyega, Tosin, Yinka, Tunde, Taiwo, Biodun, Bolaji, Tomi, Tope of R.C.C.G Duney. Also, to the Bamiklins, the Folorunshos, the Odebas, the Asifus, the Olawuyis and the Tiamiyu for their support financially, socially and morally for the completion of my course.

I cannot but also appreciate my pastors for their spiritual support and advice and also every members of Faith Baptist Church Ikorodu. Lastly, I want to appreciate the effort of a Lord sent Solanke Olamilekan for his support, care, advice and who was always there whenever his assistance is needed. I say a big thank you.

God bless you all immeasurably and I say may God grant you all your heart desires. ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study is to examine the influence of parent occupational status and parenting style as motivational factor for students’ choice of career. The sample size of six hundred students were drawn from five schools in Ijebu North Local Government area of Ogun State. Relevant literature on parenting style, occupational Status of parent and other factors were reviewed. Four hypothesis were tested from Standardized questionnaire. The result of the data collected were discussed and recommendations were made as to the urgent need for counseling unit in school, government interventions and for parent to allow children choose their choice of career. The result also shows that fathers and mothers’ occupation has some influence on child especially when it comes to choosing career so also are some other factors like sex gender of a child and different types of parenting style. TABLE OF CONTENTS

Title Page
Certificationii
Dedicationiii
Acknowledgementiv
Abstractvi
Table of Contentsvii

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1Background of Study1
1.2Statement of Problem4
1.3Purpose of the Study5
1.4Research Hypothesis5
1.5Significance of Study5
1.6Definition of Terms6
1.7Review of...
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