Occupational aspirations of female secondary school students in Borno State, Nigeria

  • Ali Mburza University of Maiduguri, Nigeria


This was a survey study carried out on occupational aspirations of female secondary school students in Borno State, Nigeria. Six hundred Senior Secondary Three (SS III) female students constituted the sample.Eight female senior secondary schools were selected using stratified random sampling technique. The instrument used for the study was the Vocational Interest Inventory (VII) designed by Bakare (1977). Simple percentages were used to analyse the data on students'occupational aspirations. The Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient was used to determine the level of relationship between the occupational aspirations of boarding and day female students with regard to occupational aspirations at .05 probability level. Based on the results of the findings it was recommended that counsellors should intensify efforts in exposing the female students to the world of work so that the gender stereotyping would be narrowed.

The Nigerian Journal of Guidance and Counselling Vol. 9(1) 2004: 144-152

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