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          This study will enable us to identify comparative study of academic performance of some primary school in public and private school in Akure South Local Government.
          The research instrument used for the collection of responses from the respondents is questionnaire.
          The data collected were analyzed using a t – test statistical method.
          The result shows that the home background of school children affects their performance of school.
          Lastly recommendations were made based on the finding of the research work.

Title page
Table of contents
Background to the study
Statement of the problem
Research Hypothesis
Purpose of the study
Significance of the study
Scope of the study
Limitation of the study
Definition of Terms
The family Definition and importance
Occupational Aspirations
Family’s Influence on the child
Other Influences
Research Design
Research Instruments
Validity and Reliability of the instrument
The hypothesis


Background to the study
          Various forms of studies and observations have shown that no two persons are exactly the same.  The ideal uniqueness of every individual goes a long way in determining his philosophy and ideology of life as district even slightly different from others.
          In view of the above appreciable influence of the individuality of individuals, it is therefore important to note that in most human dealings it is difficult if not impossible to maintain this uniqueness.
          According to Young (1942) “We are allagreed in recognizing the fact that the human being lives not unto himself alone, but it at all times more or less under the influence of some particular group of his fellows, be it family, plary group, occupational, confraternity or some other sort”. With critical view of the groups mentioned above one can vividly deduce that out of them the family plays a leading role in exerting its impact on its members.
          The choice of career being as essential aspect of one’s life has been discovered to be made in relation to one’s family setting.  Today some choices are made after parents in terms of parental pressure while some makes their choice through personal determination.  Some even choose theirs contrast to the predominant occupation in the family in an attempt to take care of monotony and bring into the family diverse forms of profession.  It is common in our society today that parent (even illiterate) tends to indulge their children in such profession that they are really interested in but unable to accomplish during their own time.
          Even some people prefer to choose their own after some other important personality in the family such as brothers, sisters, uncles and so on.  Occasionally, some choose their in consideration of their own career independent of any career information form the family most especially those from illiterates or poor homes.
Moreover, it is even clear today in every nook and crannies of our society that some professions are more famous and profitable than the others, even most children from influential and literate homes seems to run after such professions as medicine, Engineering, Law, Architecture, Accounting and so on.
In view of different forms of observations it has been noticed that some children from illiterate and less influential tends to pursue less incrative careers due to lack of career information, models, financial constraints and some environmental factors.
Above all, in this study, much emphasis would be land on finding out whether the family setting of a person has influence on the career aspiration one hopes to pursue.  If it has then, what form of influence is it? Are the influence favourable or unbearable to the children? Can a wrong choice of career lead to career frustration.
Statement of the problem
This study is aimed at investigating whether:
i.                        The kind of family one comes from determines one’s choice of profession.
ii.                        Socio – economic status of the family has impact on one’s choice of profession.
iii.                        Parental education influences one’s choice of profession.
iv.                        Parental personal occupational interest influence one’s choice of profession.
v.                        Parental occupation influences one’s choice of career.
vi.                        Choice of career occupation of other significant people influences one’s choice of career.
vii.                        One’s intellectual ability determines one’s choice of career.
viii.                        There is no relationship between one’s family setting and his choice of career.
Research Hypothesis
          The questions designed for this research are as follows:
1)                Is there any significant difference between the type of family one comes from and his choice of career?
2)                Is there any significant difference between the family’s socio – economic status and one’s choice of career?
3)                Is there any significant difference between parental occupation and one’s choice of profession?
4)                Is there any significant difference between parental level of education and one’s choice of profession?
5)                Is there any difference between parental career preference and their offspring’s choice of profession?
6)                Is there any significant difference between the occupational preference of the significant people and the adolescent’s choice of career?
7)                Is there any difference between students’ intellectual abilities and their choice of career?
Purpose of the study
          Essentially the study would be geared toward identifying the basic relationship between student’s family setting and his career aspiration with particular reference to S.S. 3 students in Akure South Local Government Area of Ondo State.
          The study would also consider some of the factors that could determine one’s career aspiration.
Significance of the study
          This research is hearsay because some people or children tend to choose profession that they are incapable to cope with or later develop hatred to such professions, regarding themselves as misfits, thereby changing to another occupation after some times of stay on such profession but really dissatisfied and thereby being ineffective on such jobs or even unable to perform well on the jobs.  This is due to the shallowness of the reasons that drove them initially to such occupations, not self – dependent and on the other hand, due to the inability of the persons to discover themselves and this might be a life – long problem.
          It is even noticed that some families influences the choice of profession their offspring make.  Sometimes on sensible grounds and may also be to satisfy their selfish interest.  This study tend  to find out whether there is relationship between the family setting and the career the child hopes to pursue, if there is, what type of relationship is it, whether it is worth while in order to provide effective and efficient man power for the labour market so as to bring about national development.
Scope of the study
          The scope of this study is based on the fact that the researcher realizes that many things can be studied as determining the choice of occupation students aspire for but for the purpose of preciseness, emphasis would be laid on the family setting.
Limitation of the study
          For the essence of relevance. the study covers four selected secondary schools with particular reference to S.S. 3 students in Akure South Local Government Area, it is basic that these students are pursuing courses that could eventually lead to the careers they hope to be attached with.
          The fact is that, the researcher can not guarantee a sort of total reliability of the piece of data to be provided by the students and as a result of this, he will therefore make use of the information gathered the way they are.
Definition of Terms
          Types of family: This has to do with weather the family is polygamous, monogamous, polyandrous and so on.
          Size of the family: This simply implies the number of people in the family.
          Parental Education: This would refer to the academic experiences of the student’s parents either an illiterate family, half literate or literate homes.
          Parental Occupation: This has to do with the kind of job the parents of students engage in.
          Significant Others: These involve the important people in the lives of the student’s viz – a vis father, mother, brothers, sisters, uncles, cousins and so on.
          Socio – Economic status of the family: This refer to the socio – economic back – up of the family whether they are poor, averagely rich or very rich and this would be classified as low, high and middle.
          Occupational/career Ambition: This is basically the profession a person hopes to pursue in the near or four future.
          Simply put, it is what a person hopes to be come in life, either a professional or non – professional job.