Research Study

Essay by ChaunaUniversity, Bachelor'sA-, February 2014

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Background to the Problem

The research problem came about as a result of the studies we are doing in our Career Development programme and this area is relatively new to us. The difficulties posed by the problem is that if the appropriate institution (Career Counsellor's Office) is not in place in the high schools, then the students will not be adequately prepared to deal with the technological changes that are occurring in the in the world of work.

The persons who will be affected by the problem are the students and the society at large. This is so because without adequate preparation in decision-making as it relates to Career Choices, then the students and society will face difficulties in their everyday activities. If the problem is not resolved it could result in many students leaving school aimlessly without hope or future plans. This is so because they will be unable to effectively cope with the new technological changes in the workplace and society.


Statement of the Problem

These technological transformations require new approaches and offices to deal with them. Basically want to see if the Guidance Counsellor's Office is effective in helping students to make Career Choices. Against this background we the researchers will be able to solve the following hypothesis "How effective is the Guidance Counsellor's Office in teaching students how to make effective Career Choices at two urban High Schools".


Research Aim

This research aims to determine:

If the students are actively making good Career Choices, and

The extent to which the Guidance Counsellor's Office is effective in teaching students how to make Career Choices.


Research Questions

The questions around which this study is centred are:

What role does Guidance Counsellor's Office play in assisting with career choices?

How effective are the Guidance...