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Career Considerations in Journalism Among Female Mass Communication Students of Taraba State University

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This study examined the career considerations in journalism among female mass communication students of Taraba State University. The study adopted the survey research method with questionnaire as the instrument. 125 questionnaires were distributed and 100 were dully filled and retrieved. Data were coded and analyzed with SPSS version 22 and presented in pie charts for clearer understanding. The study is anchored on social cognitive theory. The findings of the study revealed that female mass communication students of Taraba State University have the wish of practicing journalism upon graduation and prefer advertising and news casting against reporting and other forms of journalism. Findings also revealed that gender discrimination is the major factor that dissuades female students from taking up journalism as a career upon graduation. In reversing this trend, the study recommends among other things that institutions of learning should imbibe on female journalism students the need to take up journalism as a career upon graduation. Families, religions, cultures and the society at large should also desist from the discriminating female journalist.
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57
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13-22
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  • Department of Mass Communication, Taraba State University, P.M.B 1157, Jalingo, Nigeria, apukedestiny@gmail.com
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