An exploratory case study of how socioeconomic factors influence occupational choice of students in Nagaland
The purpose of this study was to explore and identify the significant factors influencing the occupational choice of students from Standard 9th to 11th grades in Nagaland(a small Tribal State in North-East India). An extensive questionnaire was developed and administered to 213 students from three different types of schools: one private school, one public school and one private college. A follow-up interview with selected cases of students had been carried out for a more intensive investigation into their socioeconomic background. The collected data have been analyzed using both quantitative and qualitative approaches. On the basis of information provided by the students, the social and economic backgrounds of families have been divided into two levels of income groups. The pattern of students' occupational choice was also categorized into higher and lower aspirations and compared with their parents' socioeconomic status. The findings of the present study reveals that the most significant factors influencing the occupational choice of students in Nagaland were parental educational attainment, parental occupational status, field of employment and geographic location. Among the lower income group, fortuitous choice prevails in their occupational options. On the basis of these results, it can be concluded that these socioeconomic factors have a significant influence on occupational choice of youngsters in Nagaland.
Vocational education|Academic guidance counseling|Secondary education
Kesiezie, Kelhoulezo, "An exploratory case study of how socioeconomic factors influence occupational choice of students in Nagaland" (1992). Dissertations available from ProQuest. AAI9227696.