ATTRIBUTION AND SELF-CONCEPT AS PREDICTORS OF CAREER MATURITY AMONG LECTURERS IN TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS OF KANO STATE, NIGERIA
This study examined how attribution and self-concept predict career maturity of lecturers in tertiary institutions of Kano State. The study adopted correlation method with a sample of 312 out of 1,653 tertiary institutions’ teachers. Four hypotheses were formulated and tested through the use of Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Standard Multiple Regressions. The result of the study posits that there is a significant relationship among attribution, self-concept and career maturity of lecturers in tertiary institutions of Kano State. That is to say attribution and self-concept of the teachers predict their career maturity. Among the independent variables, self-concept with a higher beta value of 0.631 serves as a major contributor toward predicting career maturity of the teachers in tertiary institutions of Kano State. This entails that Kano State Ministry for Higher Education should motivate her teachers to develop positive self-concept as well as internal attribution towards their career. Other recommendations were proffered for practical application, especially provision of necessary facilities to make the working environment friendlier.
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