Efficacy of career guidance and counselling among secondary schools in Uganda

African Journal of Career Development

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Title Efficacy of career guidance and counselling among secondary schools in Uganda
Creator Otwine, Anne T. Matagi, Leonsio Kiweewa, John M. Ainamaani, Herbert E.
Subject Psychology; Career Guidance and counselling; High Schools Uganda; students; secondary schools; career guidance; counselling services; awareness; utilisation; implementation; challenges.
Description Background: In Uganda, students face difficulty during career transition between different levels of education and employment despite government policies about implementation of career guidance and counselling services. Little has been documented about students’ levels of awareness, utilisation and extent of implementation of career guidance and counselling services within secondary schools in Uganda.Objective: This study aims at documenting students’ level of awareness and utilisation career guidance and counselling services, and how these services were being implemented in secondary schools in Uganda.Method: Cross-sectional survey was conducted using mixed methods in secondary schools in South Western Uganda. A total of 161 students in final year of secondary education (senior six) and 35 teachers across four schools met inclusion criteria and consented to participate in the study. Standardised questionnaires as primary tools of data collection were used. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS (Version 23) and content analysis for qualitative data.Results: Majority of students (98.8%) revealed high awareness about existence of career guidance and counselling services, while 87.0% reported utilising the services. Implementation of career guidance and counselling in schools was demonstrated by type of programmes, information sources, models, timing and information structure by class level. However, challenges to implementation were sited, namely student, teachers, administrators, parents and policy factors.Conclusion and recommendation: Career guidance and counselling services were available and used in secondary schools. However, implementation was affected by functional and structural challenges that affected the quality of career counselling information and required alignment to national development goals.Contribution: The efficacy of career guidance and counselling in secondary schools in Uganda was documented in this article.
Publisher AOSIS
Contributor Bishop Stuart University Mbarara UGANDA
Date 2022-09-22
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion —
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ajcd.v4i1.55
Source African Journal of Career Development; Vol 4, No 1 (2022); 8 pages 2617-7471 2709-7420
Language eng
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Coverage Southwestern Uganda Advanced secondary level of education Students
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