International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 305

Full Length Research Paper

Disposition of senior secondary school students towards career in Sociology: A study in Abeokuta Nigeria

Ajibade David
  • Ajibade David
  • Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.
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  •  Accepted: 30 December 2013
  •  Published: 31 March 2014


This study examined the disposition of senior secondary school students towards career in Sociology. A total of four hundred (400) respondents were randomly selected from eight (8) public secondary schools in Abeokuta metropolis. Data were generated through the use of both questionnaire and oral interviews. Data generated through questionnaire were analyzed using descriptive technique such as frequency counts and percentage while the data obtained through interviews were content analysed. The study revealed among others that majority of the respondents intend to enroll for tertiary educational degree/diploma after completion of their secondary school education. Despite this, it was revealed that majority of the respondents were ignorant of the discipline of sociology and this accounted for its low preference among the respondents as only 35.5 percent showed positive disposition towards career in sociology while 63.7 percent preferred studying other courses and the remaining 0.8 percent were neutral. The study concludes with a set of recommendations which will help to popularize the course as well as arouse the interest of students in the discipline of sociology.   

Key words: Disposition, sociology, students, career, Abeokuta.