THE ATTITUDE OF FEMALE MASS COMMUNICATION STUDENTS TOWARDS JOURNALISM AS A CAREER, IN OSUN STATE POLYTECHNIC, IREE, Osun State
This study focused on the Attitude of Female Mass Communication Students Towards Journalism As a Career. A good number of female trained journalists graduated from different higher institutions around the country, but just a few of them actually go into the practice of journalism as a profession. Hence, this research tends to study the image of female journalists. Research questions were developed to guide the research findings. Relevant related literatures are reviewed to show that similar research works have been carried out. And a theoretical framework was discussed to back up the study. The survey method was used, which aided the selection of an appropriate size of 150. The use of questionnaire and personal interview helped the researcher to study a population too large to be observed personally. The researcher adopted a simple percentage and frequency table with simple descriptive analysis to explain the tables. Hypotheses which are formed from the research questions are tested to enable the researcher know if certain claims that were made on the work received statistical support or not. Findings from the research showed that Female Mass Communication Students have Negative Attitude Towards Journalism As a Career. Also, that female roles as mothers and wives are some of the problems facing female Journalists. The researcher also recommended that salaries of the working journalists should be increased so as to motivate and change the Negative Attitude of Female Mass Communication Students Towards Journalism As a Career. Also, our culture and society at large should stop discriminating against female Journalists so that they can practice their profession perfectly.