Review Papers | Home Science | India | Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016
Influence of School Environment on Vocational Interest among Adolescents
Dr. Karuna Sharma
Abstract: For adolescent their vocational choice is one channel through which their lifes goal and purpose might be fulfilled. Career has been defined as the total pattern of ones activities held during a persons life-time (Natalie, 2006). The career choice that adolescents make is a decision that is influenced not only by their development but also by the context in which they live (Chen, 1997). School environment is a powerful force and plays pivotal role in the all-round development, of the child. Children in the developed world spend many hours in schools. School environment influences on vocational interest appeared to be a relatively new area of investigation. This research primarily focused on the role of teachers, classmates, peers influence, or the interaction between teachers and children in vocational choice. Research indicates that schools are active agents in influencing their childrens career development. This study is going to review the influence of this inevitable factor. The purpose of this chapter is to summarize the literature on influence of school environment on vocational interest among adolescents.
Keywords: School environment, Vocational Interest, Adolescent, Career choice
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 1, January 2016,
Pages: 1881 - 1884
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