Every counsellor requires theoretical backing in carrying out counselling
interventions. Thus, the study is initiated to apply the Accident Theory of career
choice to workers in the Cape Coast Municipality.
Four hundred and fifty respondents were sampled for the study, using the
stratified random sampling method. A questionnaire was employed to collect
data. The Cronbach alpha method was used to establish a reliability coefficient of
0.76 for the questionnaire. Frequencies, percentages, and chi-square tests were
used to analyse the data.
The study revealed that the accident theory as applied to workers in the
Cape Coast Municipality was not extensively applicable and that, factors such as
socioeconomic status, place of residence, disability and misfortunes that act as
accident or chance factors in determining the career choice of an individual were
also not to a large extent applicable. It is only the educational attainment factor
that affected the career choice by chance. The findings therefore led to the
following recommendations. The theory should not be directly applied.
Employment institutions and agencies should provide counselling services for
their employees in order for them to plan and improve upon their career
aspirations. Individual workers ready for the job market should seek information
from career counsellors to gain insight into the many factors responsible for
choosing a particular type of career. Finally, employers should open up
opportunities to workers with low educational qualification to upgrade
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