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Edo Journal of Counselling

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Vocational interest, counselling, socioeconomic status and age as correlates of re-entry of girls into school in Edo State

HI Alika, EO Egbochuku

Abstract


The aim of the study was to investigate the relationship between vocational interest, counselling, socio-economic status and age on re-entry of girls into school in Edo State. One research hypothesis was formulated to guide the study. The design was correlational. Five research instruments were used: they are the Modified Bakare Vocational interest inventory, the instrument on counselling, the instrument on socio-economic status of parents, the instrument on age and the instrument on reasons for re-entry into school by girls. Three continuing education schools were randomly selected for the study. Three hundred and twenty girls who re-enrolled in these schools were used for the study. Data were analyzed using multiple regression analysis method. Results showed that there is a significant relationship between vocational interest, counselling, socioeconomic status on re-entry of girls into school with the exception of age. It is recommended that vocational counsellors should note the age bracket in which girls drop out of schools in order to set in motion some intervention strategies that may reduce the incidence of drop out and enhance the possibility of re-entry into school.

Key words: Vocational interest, Counselling, Socio-Economic Status, Age, Re-entry, School.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/ejc.v2i1.52649
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