Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1918

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Peer Group and Career Aspiration of Secondary School Students in Northern Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria: Philosophical Contributions

Imo M. Obot, Justine B. Apebende, Essien Ekpenyong Essien and Francis Agwanyang Ogodo

  •  Received: 05 November 2019
  •  Accepted: 10 April 2020
The study was on influence of peer group on Career Aspiration among secondary school students. Research question and research hypothesis were formulated. Descriptive survey design was employed. Stratified random and purposive sampling techniques were used to obtain a sample of 960 SS3 students from 30 public secondary schools in study area. Data was collected using an instrument designed by the researchers. The research hypothesis after analysis was tested using contingency Chi-Square at 0 .05 level of significance. The findings revealed a calculated X2-value of 88.55 greater than a critical X2-value of 31.41 confirming peer group influence on career aspirations of learners at a significant level. Philosophical principles were articulated as intervention possibilities with conclusions and recommendations.

Keywords: PEER GROUP, CAREER ASPRIRATION, EDUCATIONAL FREEDOM, PHILOSOPHY