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The effects of career guidance on learner motivation in rural high schools at Umzinyathi District

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dc.contributor.advisor Hlongwane, M.
dc.contributor.author Molefe, P.E.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-23T07:08:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-23T07:08:43Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/1532
dc.description A thesis submitted to the Faculty of Education in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Education in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Needs Education at the University of Zululand, South Africa, 2017 en_US
dc.description.abstract The Department of Education can play a critical role in providing appropriate career guidance for all learners. Beginning early in a learner’s academic life, the connection between what is being learned in school, future careers and life roles should become an explicit part of everyday learning in the schools. School work can be meaningless and results in poor learner motivation and underachievement when there is no effective career counselling in the schools. Through career guidance the individual is being helped to develop in ways that will enable him to strengthen the use of his own abilities, make wise choices and face the problems that he will encounter in and out of school. The aim of the study was to determine the effects of career guidance on learner motivation and to establish how a focused systematic intervention in career guidance can improve learner motivation. Of the 100 learners in each school, 50 were used as an experimental group and other 50 as the control group. Both the groups underwent the Pre-test consisting of a questionnaire of 19 questions checking the motivation baseline of each participant. Thereafter the focused intervention phase from career resource pack was used with the experimental groups. Thereafter the afore-mentioned questionnaire was re-administered with the both groups as Post-test. Both results of the groups were analysed and the hypotheses were tested. The results indicated that career guidance has a positive effect on learners’ motivation and that career guidance programs can be used as a powerful tool to motivate school learners to aspire their future. en_US
dc.publisher University of Zululand en_US
dc.subject career guidance --learner motivation --South Africa en_US
dc.title The effects of career guidance on learner motivation in rural high schools at Umzinyathi District en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US


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