Parental socio-economic-status as predictor of vocational aspirations of secondary school students in Nigeria: Implications for peace, curriculum planners and special educators


  • Ngozi O. Obiyo University Of Nigeria
  • Celestine O Eze University Of Nigeria


The quantitative study adopted ex-post–facto research design. Two research questions and one hypothesis were used for the study. Sample was 400 students from 20 schools in Nigeria, including students with special needs. Instrument for data collection was a questionnaire. Research questions were analyzed with mean and standard deviation, while analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to test the hypothesis. Findings of the study showed that parental socio-economic status is not a strong indicator of vocational aspirations of secondary school students. It was recommended that as educational level of individuals influences their reasoning and how they affect those under them, life - long learning campaigns should be intensified to get students including those with special needs enlightened especially in choice of vocations.


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