Do they differ in occupational aspiration? Exploring the occupational aspiration of higher seondary students in relation to their gender and locality


  • Dr. Gitika Saharia, Dr. Purabi Baishya


Occupational Aspiration, Gender, Locality of Schools, Higher Secondary Students.


The selection of an appropriate occupation is an important task which ensures a person’s standard of living, personal satisfaction and social recognition. The present study is an attempt to find out the occupational aspiration of higher secondary students in relation to their gender and locality of schools. The study falls under descriptive survey method. The study selected 156 students from 5 higher secondary schools (2 urban and 3 rural) from two blocks of Darrang District, Assam under AHSEC having arts stream. The Occupational aspiration Scale by Dr. J.S Grewal has been used to collect data for the study.  For data analysis percentage, mean, standard deviation and t test are used. The result of the study found high occupational aspiration of   H.S students and no differences are found between boy and girl students as well as urban and rural students in respect to occupational aspiration.