Psychological Predictors of Career Decision Among School-going Adolescents in Katsina state, Nigeria
This study examined the contributory impact of spirituality, parental involvement and locus of control to the prediction of career decision-making among school going adolescents. A multiple regression statistical method was used in analyzing the data collected from 150 final year secondary school students. They were randomly selected from three co-educational secondary schools in Katsina, Katsina state, Nigeria. Results obtained indicated that the three variables when put together contribute significantly to career decision making. There is significant relative effect of parental involvement and locus of control to career decision making. However, spirituality factor is not a strong predictor of career decision making in this study. Hence, counselling psychologist should consider these factors when making plans to boost career decision making skills among the adolescent. It was also suggested that parents should encourage their adolescent children to make explorations of occupational choices.
Keyword: adolescents, Career decision, locus of control, spirituality, parental involvement