International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research  
International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Education And Teaching Profession: Gender Preferential Or Socio-Economic Background Differential?

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Modupeolaa.Olawoyin, Chukwudi Nwaogu,Samuel Ahado, Richard Gardiner, John S. Nwogu



Keywords: gender preferences, socio-economic differences, educational attainment, Teaching profession, geo-political zones.



ABSTRACT: Gender and socio-economic factors have been contributing significantly to the education and career choice of the young people in developed and developing countries. Nigeria is among the top countries in Africa which deeply embraced socio-cultural and religious beliefs that militate against sustainable educational development. This study aimed at evaluating the influence of gender and socio-economic indices on the youths’ choice of education and teaching as career after graduation. In addition to geographical inequalities, the influence of parents’ economic and educational attainment were the key factors mediating between the youths’ education and choice of career.The survey research methods including the stratified- random sampling procedure were adopted in collecting data for this study. Both the quantitative and qualitative statistical analyses were also employed for analysing the data and results. The findings further revealed that: the result of both the correlation(r= -0.999; p<0.000196) and regression (p<0.00000) showed that significant relationship existed among the six geo-political zones regarding the young people’s responses to choice of education/teaching as career after graduation.The geo-political zones and states in the southern region recorded more female students into education than as found in the northern region. It was also discovered thatthe choice of education/teaching field of study by the students was influenced by parents’ economic and educational background. There should be a further research to evaluate if other factors such as teachers role, peer groups and some other socio-environmental parameters have significant influence too in the youth’s education and choice of career in the country.



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