This study investigated the extent to which parents’ influenced the career choice of their children which emanated conflict between them in Sokoto Metropolis. To guide the study, fifteen research questions were posed and two hypotheses formulated. The ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. The study was carried out in Sokoto north, Sokoto South and Wamakko area councils of Sokoto state. The population for the study consists of entire senior secondary school three (SS3) students selected in Sokoto metropolis for the study. The sample size for the study was 350 students from the area of study. Multistage sampling technique was adopted in selecting the sample. A structured questionnaire titled Children’ Career Choice Value Conflict Questionnaire (CCCVCQ)’ and Parents/Teachers Interview (PTI) were used for data collection. The research questions were analyzed using a Likert scale such as Agreed, Strongly Agreed, Disagreed and Strongly Disagreed while the hypotheses were tested at 0.06 levels using T-Test. The results of the study showed that parents significantly influence the children’ career choice and therefore resulted in value conflict when children choose to go against their parents’ wishes. However, Parents’ educational qualification, as well as their type of education, significantly influences the children’s career choice conflict. This study has educational implications on career choice conflict of children from highly qualified and educated parents, from high schools such as University and secondary schools. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that significant career influencers such as friends, parents, members of the community and media personnel need to be equipped with correct career information for them to guide children appropriately.
A Study of Educational Implications of Value Conflict between Parents and Children on Career Choice
This research work is only concerned with the educational implications of value conflict between parents and children on career choice with special interest on some selected secondary schools within Sokoto metropolis.
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