Influence of gender, parental education, parental involvement, achievement motivation and internet self efficacy on career decision making among undergraduates in Oyo State

  • David Adebayo Oluwole


Career decision is subject to a range of influences and is not solely a rational and objective process but such that touches the subjective and affective domain of the individual. It, therefore, connotes that decision making of University Undergraduate is not independent on its own and so
factors that can enhance such decision making should be emphasized. On this premise, this study is therefore designed to examine Gender, Parental Education, Parental Involvement, Achievement Motivation and Internet Self Efficacy as correlates of Career Decision Making of university
undergraduates in Oyo State. The study employed descriptive research design that utilized an ex-post facto type. The study sample included 298 undergraduates in Oyo State. Career Decision Making Scale (CDMS) (á =0.65), Achievement Motivation (AMS) (á =0.94), Parental Involvement Scale (PIS) (á =0.89) and Internet Self efficacy- Revised (á =0.72), were adapted and used for collecting the data. Five hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance; data were analysed using t- test and Pearson's Product Moment Correlation statistical method. The findings of this study revealed that Parental Involvement (r =.113, df = 227, P < 0.05) and Achievement motivation had significant relationship with Career Decision Making (r = 0.42, df = 227, P < 0.05), while Internet Self Efficacy (r = 0.27, df = 227, P > 0.05) and Parental Education (r = .042, df = 227, P > 0.05) did not. It was also evident that there was no significant gender difference in the Career Decision Making among the respondents (t =.896, df =226, P > 0.05). Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that Career Decision Making should be a priority in the university education programme as a way of curbing the menace of unemployment in the society.


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