Leopard Jacob Mwalongo


The aim of the study was to examine the contribution of parents on guidance and career choice for child future development. The study was done in urban Njombe region, specifically at Luponde Madobole and Mkela primary school. The targeted population was students and parents. The respondents included 6 parents and 6 students three from standard 6 and other three from standard seven. The study employed qualitative approach. Randomly and purposive sampling were used. Data were collected through structured and semi-structured interview. Data were analyzed through thematic analysis. The findings revealed that, most of the parents do not guide their children on their career choice and children do not have reasons for their career choice .The study recommended that, parents should guide their children on their career choice from the early stage of their education.


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