DIFFERENCES IN SELF-CONCEPT, ACADEMIC ORIENTATION AND VOCATIONAL INTERESTS OF NORMAL AND INSTITUTIONALIZED STREET CHILDREN IN LAGOS METROPOLIS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title Page i
Approval Page iii
Table of Contents vii
CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1 Inroduction 1
1.2 Background of the study 3
1.3 Statement of the General Problem 4
1.4 Objective of the study 5
1.5 Significance of the study 5
1.6 Statement of hypothesis 6
1.7 Scope of the study 6
1.8 Limitation of the study 7
1.9 Definition of terms 7
CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.0 Introduction 9
2.1 Review of related literature 9
2.2 Theoretical framework
2.3 Summary of review 33
CHAPTER THREE: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3.1 Introduction 35
3.2 Research design 35
3.3 Area of study 35
3.4 Population of the study 36
3.5 Sample size 36
3.6 Instrument for data collection 36
3.7 Reliability of the instrument 37
3.8 Validity of the Instrument 38
3.9 Method of data Collection 38
3.10 Method of Data Analysis 39
CHAPTER FOUR: DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS
4.1 Introduction 41
4.2 Characteristics of the respondents 41
4.3 Presentation of Data Analysis 43
4.4 Discussion of Findings 48
4.5 Summary of findings 49
CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1 Summary 51
5.2 Conclusion 52
5.3 Recommendation 53
This study examines the differences in self-concept, academic orientation, and vocational interests between normal and institutionalized street children in Lagos Metropolis. Street children represent a vulnerable population, often facing numerous challenges and barriers to their personal development. Understanding the differences in their self-concept, academic orientation, and vocational interests can provide valuable insights into their unique needs and inform interventions aimed at improving their well-being and future prospects.
The study employed a mixed-methods approach, including quantitative surveys and qualitative interviews, to gather comprehensive data from a sample of normal and institutionalized street children. The participants were selected through a purposive sampling technique, taking into account factors such as age, gender, and duration of street life. The quantitative data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential tests, while the qualitative data were subjected to thematic analysis.
Preliminary findings indicate significant differences in self-concept between normal and institutionalized street children. Normal street children exhibit lower self-concept scores compared to institutionalized street children, suggesting that the street environment may negatively impact their self-perception. Additionally, academic orientation varied significantly between the two groups. Institutionalized street children displayed higher levels of motivation and interest in education compared to their normal counterparts.
Furthermore, vocational interests also diverged between the two groups. Normal street children expressed a higher inclination towards survival-based occupations, such as street vending or informal labor, while institutionalized street children demonstrated a greater interest in skill-based vocational training and formal employment opportunities.
These findings suggest that intervention programs targeting street children should consider the specific needs and aspirations of both normal and institutionalized street children. Efforts should focus on enhancing self-concept and academic motivation among normal street children, while providing vocational training and support for institutionalized street children to improve their employability prospects.
The implications of this research extend beyond Lagos Metropolis, providing insights that can inform policies and interventions aimed at addressing the unique challenges faced by street children in other urban areas. By understanding the differences in self-concept, academic orientation, and vocational interests, stakeholders can design targeted interventions to empower street children, enhance their well-being, and facilitate their successful integration into society.
Keywords: street children, self-concept, academic orientation, vocational interests, institutionalization, Lagos Metropolis.
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