oa Botswana Institute of Administration & Commerce Journal - Pattern of career inspiration among secondary school students offering history in South West Nigeria

Volume 3, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1729-1070



The study identified career aspiration as one of the non-cognitive factors that might be influencing enrolment and subsequent academic achievement in a core traditional secondary school subject (history). The study therefore sought to determine the correlation between students' career aspiration and achievement in history. It also determined the relative popularity of different careers among history students. The correlation between students scores in career aspiration and achievement test in history was 0.28 (approximately 0.3). Law, local government administration, and journalism were the most popular careers of history students in that order. There were some slight differences in the pattern of students' selection on the basis of sex.

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