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Pages: 4377-4381
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

VOCATIONAL INTEREST, SKILLS AND COUNSELLING AS CORRELATES OF UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES’ READINESS TO ENTER LOW-PAYING OCCUPATIONS IN DELTA STATE OF NIGERIA

E. Tibi

College of Education Agbor (NIGERIA)
There is a high level of unemployment amongst National Youth Service corps – discharged graduates of Universities and Polytechnics in Nigeria, especially in Delta State. This necessitated guiding these graduates to take to low-skill, low-paying jobs, as an alternative to redundancy and attendant indulgence in anti-social behavior. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between vocational guidance interests, skills possessed and vocational guidance techniques, and unemployed graduates’ readiness to enter into low-skill occupations. A research hypothesis was formulated for the correlational design study. Three instruments: the Modified Bakare Vocational Interest Inventory (MBVII), the Vocational Skills Possessed Inventory (VSPI) and the Vocational Guidance Techniques were used. Study population comprised of all unemployed NYSC – discharged graduates in Delta State. Purposive sampling was used to select two Local Government Areas (LGAs) from each of the three Senatorial Districts of Delta State (Six LGAs). Random sampling was used to obtain 240 respondents from the six LGAs. Data were analysed using multiple regression analysis. Results indicated that vocational interest, skills possessed and counseling had significant relationships with unemployed graduates’ readiness to enter low-skill occupations. They were all predictors of graduates’ entry into low-skill jobs. It was recommended that skill training, counseling and identification of vocational interests should be intensified to reduce unemployment amongst graduates.
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title = {VOCATIONAL INTEREST, SKILLS AND COUNSELLING AS CORRELATES OF UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES’ READINESS TO ENTER LOW-PAYING OCCUPATIONS IN DELTA STATE OF NIGERIA},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
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E. Tibi (2015) VOCATIONAL INTEREST, SKILLS AND COUNSELLING AS CORRELATES OF UNEMPLOYED GRADUATES’ READINESS TO ENTER LOW-PAYING OCCUPATIONS IN DELTA STATE OF NIGERIA, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 4377-4381.
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