ROLES OF HUMAN BEAUTIFICATION SKILLS ON THE ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY OF SECONDARY SCHOOL GRADUATES IN CROSS RIVER STATE, NIGERIA
Obeten, Okoi Okorn; Prof. G. G. Kpee & Dr. I. F. Jack
This study investigated the roles of human beautification skills on the economic sustainability of secondary school graduates in Cross River State. The study was guided by one research question and one null hypothesis. The design adopted for the study was descriptive survey design. The study population was 90,933 secondary school graduates comprising 54,420 males and 36,280 females distributed across the 233 public secondary schools in the 18 LGAs in Cross River State. The sample of the study consisted of 420 students comprising 252 males and 168 females which were drawn using stratified random sampling technique. Instrument adopted for collection of data was a self-designed questionnaire that had reliability coefficient of 0.82. The research question raised was answered using mean and standard deviation while z-test was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Result of the study indicated that human beautification skills can sustain secondary school graduates who practice them economically by making these students entrepreneurs and employers of labour. The study also showed that there was no significant difference between the mean scores of male and female respondents on the roles of human beautification skills on the economic sustainability of secondary school graduates in Cross River State. The study recommended based on its findings that school administrators should make policies that will make teaching and learning creative skills such as human beautification compulsory for students for their economic sustainability.