The effectiveness of a vocational guidance program to improve vocational awareness toward handicrafts and their impact on the attitude toward life among female breadwinners in charitable associations in Najran

Authors

  • Rahma Ali Alghamdi
  • Shereen Hassan Hegazy

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47750/pegegog.12.03.08

Keywords:

vocational awareness, attitude toward life, female breadwinners, vocational guidance

Abstract

The current study aimed to explore the effectiveness of a vocational guidance program in improving vocational awareness toward handicrafts among female breadwinners. Also, it aimed to understand the impact of the vocational guidance program on the attitude toward life among female breadwinners as well as community service through training on handicrafts. To achieve the objectives of the study, the researchers used the scale of vocational awareness toward handicrafts (prepared by the researchers), and the scale of attitude towards life (Ma’shi, 2018). The questionnaires were applied to a sample of (15) female breadwinners who benefit from the services of the Social Development Association in Najran. The data were statistically processed using the Z-value test and Wilcoxon test. The results indicated that there were statistically significant differences in favor of the posttest after implementing the program both at the level of vocational awareness or attitude towards life. The study recommended directing workers in charitable associations like social development associations to benefit from and support the program used in the study to expand its implementation in all charitable associations. Also, there is a need to pay attention to handicrafts to develop the skills of community members and help them enter the labor market as productive individuals for their families and society and the optimal investment for community development associations. This can be achieved through holding seminars, training courses and awareness programs that aim to positively move toward community development. 

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2022-07-01

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Alghamdi, R. A. ., & Hegazy, S. H. . (2022). The effectiveness of a vocational guidance program to improve vocational awareness toward handicrafts and their impact on the attitude toward life among female breadwinners in charitable associations in Najran. Pegem Journal of Education and Instruction, 12(3), 68–78. https://doi.org/10.47750/pegegog.12.03.08