PSYCHOSOCIAL CORRELATES OF CAREER MATURITY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL TEACHERS IN SOKOTO METROPOLIS, SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA
The study investigated psychosocial correlates of career maturity of secondary school teachers in Sokoto metropolis. The population of the study was all 1,298 teachers in 25 public secondary schools in Sokoto metropolis. The sample size of 297 teachers was selected using proportionate random sampling technique. Three instruments were used for data collection. They include an adopted version of Jung’s Typology Test (16Personality Questionnaire) to measure personality type. The instrument was validated by experts in counselling and measurement at Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and co-efficient of 0.68 was returned for the instrument when it was tested for reliability. The second instrument as Bakare’s Vocational Interest Inventory (VII) that was used to measure vocational interest of the respondents and its validity and reliability were obtained and documented by Bakare, The third instrument was Tambawal’s (2001) Career Maturity Inventory Attitude Scale (CMIAS) used to measure teachers’ career maturity which was validated and its reliability was obtained by Tambawal. Three research hypotheses were formulated and tested using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Co-efficient, and Multiple Regression analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The study found significant relationship between career interest and career maturity of secondary school teachers, but found no significant difference between personality and career maturity of secondary school teachers. The study recommended that Sokoto state chapter of Counselling Association of Nigeria (CASSON) should, on a regular basis, organise seminars, workshops and symposia for teachers to furnish them with information on the types of personality that fit different careers and how they can manage their personality to grow in their chosen careers.
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