AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ROLE OF PARENTS AS A CAREER COUNSELOR TO THEIR ADOLESCENTS CHILDREN

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AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE ROLE OF PARENTS AS A CAREER COUNSELOR TO THEIR ADOLESCENTS CHILDREN IN ORLU LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA

ABSTRACT

        This research project was designed to study the role of parents as a career counselor of their adolescent children. The study was guided by three objectives and three research question to accomplish this task. The study benefits the schools, parents, career counselors and adolescent youths. The objective of the study were to determine the roles of parents as a career counselor to their adolescent children in Orlu Local Government Area. Review of related literature on the topic was done. A descriptive survey research design was used for the study. The population of the study was one hundred (100) adolescents which consisted of male and female between the ages of 10-21years both catholic and non-Catholics. The method of data collection were both interview and questionnaire. Validity and Reliability of the instrument were ensured. Simple random sampling method was used to select the subjects for the study. Data was presented and analyzed using frequency percentile tables. Findings from the data collected review that parents play an important role in the career choice and development of their adolescent children. Based on the findings and conclusion, recommendation were made which include that parents should enlighten adolescent youths through media on the importance of various profession and their entry requirement and government should ensure that career guidance services is provided in all secondary schools in the state

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