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TUTORING AND PARENTING INFLUENCE ENGINEERING: IMPACT ON FEMALE TEENAGERS

Busari, A. A. and Okeniyi, Joshua Olusegun and Bamigboye, Gideon and Tenebe, I.T. and Oniemayin, Babatunde I. and Durotoye, Taiwo Omowunmi (2016) TUTORING AND PARENTING INFLUENCE ENGINEERING: IMPACT ON FEMALE TEENAGERS. In: 10th Annual International Tecnology, Education and Development Conference, 7th-9th March 2016, Valencia, Spain.

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Abstract

Tutoring and parenting to great extent assist in harmonizing the capabilities of students, both play key roles in influencing the career choice of teenagers especially the female. This research assessed the influence of parenting and tutoring on the career path (CP) of female teenagers with special focus on the selection of engineering as a course. This was achieved with the distribution of 1000 questionnaires to girls in the senior form (SS1 – SS2) of some selected secondary school in Southwestern Nigeria, using face to face approach. Besides, focus group discussion approach was also employed in the data collection. Data on tutoring, parenting, subject mastery, counselling and individual factors were collected, sorted and analyzed. Statistical software SPSS Version 21 was employed in the analysis of the data. The result showed that parenting and tutoring had a pronounced impact on the academic performance of the girl child and to a large extent influenced the selection of Engineering as a course. The most effective mode of tutorship are the appointment based and drop-in tutoring with 30% and 35%. The analysis of the result revealed that 30% of the tutored students picked interest in engineering as a course while only 16% of the non-tutored showed interest engineering. The result of this research will be of tremendous help to school owners both private and government on the strategies to adopt in encouraging tutorship in secondary schools in an attempt to encourage girl child into the engineering profession.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parenting, Tutoring, Counselling, Engineering Profession, Girl Child, subject mastery, Engineering Education
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 08:42
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2017 08:42
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/9026

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