Determinants Of Students' Career Choices At Secondary School Level In Ol' Joro-Orok Division, Ol' Joro-Orok Zone, Gikingi Village In Nyandarua West District Ofcentralprovince-Kenya The Case O

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ABSTRACT

The study set out to find out the factors influencing student's career choices at secondary

school in level: A case ofOL'JORO-OROK division, Nyandarua West District, Kenya. The

objectives were set such as; to determine the influence of socio-economic factors such as

student's career expectations and career information on student's career choice, to analyze

the influence of home-based factors such as parental and peer/siblings' effect on students'

career choices, to find out the influence of school-based factors such as career guidance

sessions and teachers on students' career choices and to suggest appropriate educational

. .

policies that may be used to improve the ability of students in making informed career

choices. From the objectives, research questions were set to guide the researcher.

The study made use a survey method qualitative analysis [ cut and paste method] and

descriptive statistics to analyze the data. The study revealed that students were making

ignorant career choices due to inadequate career guidance. Majority of the teachers were not

trained to handle careers neither were there adequate career guidance sessions in schools.

Parental, peers and sibling influence also confused students as they made their career choice.

Possible measures suggested included; students should be guided through their subjected

choices to be in line with their career expectations. Parents, siblings and other members of the

community should be advised on how to talk to students about their subject interest and

abilities. Tp.e number of career guidance sessions could be increas~d. Conclusively, a further

diagnostic study of the problem involving a large sample and a cross section of all categories

of secondary schools was recommended by the researcher to help in minimizing problems of carrier choices in secondary school.

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Research, S. & MWANGI, N (2021). Determinants Of Students' Career Choices At Secondary School Level In Ol' Joro-Orok Division, Ol' Joro-Orok Zone, Gikingi Village In Nyandarua West District Ofcentralprovince-Kenya The Case O. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-students-career-choices-at-secondary-school-level-in-ol-joro-orok-division-ol-joro-orok-zone-gikingi-village-in-nyandarua-west-district-ofcentralprovince-kenya-the-case-of-ol-

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Research, SSA, and NJUGUNA MWANGI "Determinants Of Students' Career Choices At Secondary School Level In Ol' Joro-Orok Division, Ol' Joro-Orok Zone, Gikingi Village In Nyandarua West District Ofcentralprovince-Kenya The Case O" Afribary. Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-students-career-choices-at-secondary-school-level-in-ol-joro-orok-division-ol-joro-orok-zone-gikingi-village-in-nyandarua-west-district-ofcentralprovince-kenya-the-case-of-ol-. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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Research, SSA, and NJUGUNA MWANGI . "Determinants Of Students' Career Choices At Secondary School Level In Ol' Joro-Orok Division, Ol' Joro-Orok Zone, Gikingi Village In Nyandarua West District Ofcentralprovince-Kenya The Case O". Afribary, Afribary, 12 Jun. 2021. Web. 28 May. 2022. < https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-students-career-choices-at-secondary-school-level-in-ol-joro-orok-division-ol-joro-orok-zone-gikingi-village-in-nyandarua-west-district-ofcentralprovince-kenya-the-case-of-ol- >.

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Research, SSA and MWANGI, NJUGUNA . "Determinants Of Students' Career Choices At Secondary School Level In Ol' Joro-Orok Division, Ol' Joro-Orok Zone, Gikingi Village In Nyandarua West District Ofcentralprovince-Kenya The Case O" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 28, 2022. https://afribary.com/works/determinants-of-students-career-choices-at-secondary-school-level-in-ol-joro-orok-division-ol-joro-orok-zone-gikingi-village-in-nyandarua-west-district-ofcentralprovince-kenya-the-case-of-ol-