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ARPN Journal of Science and Technology

Vocational Aspirations of High School Students

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Author Shoaib Kiani, Sumara Masood-ul Hassan, Sidra Irfan
ISSN 2225-7217
On Pages 1189-1193
Volume No. 3
Issue No. 12
Issue Date January 01, 2014
Publishing Date January 01, 2014
Keywords vocational aspirations, vocational interests, congruence, Hollandís mode


The research was designed to explore in detail the vocational aspirations of the high school students. Majority of the students (N = 482) mentioned doctor, army, teacher, lawyer, and engineer as their vocational aspirations. The gender differences and the degree of agreement between vocational aspirations and vocational interests measured by SDS (Self Directed Search) were determined. The results provided support for the moderate degree of congruence for the vocational aspirations of doctor and teacher and a state of incongruence for the army, lawyer and engineer once compared with their vocational interests. The results may be helpful in the career decision making process and is valuable to the students, career experts, and educational policy makers.

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