Study on Career Goal of 9th Class Government School Students, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India

Authors(2) :-Sankara Pitchaiah Podila, Nazia Sultana

Life without a goal is no life at all. At the school level goal set by the students may be based on assumptions but not on reality. Normally, students studying in Government schools have a poor financial background. Once set a goal without having matured and considering the facts it leads to depression in the future. So, the present study was chosen to observe the career goal preference of 9th class students studying in government schools. 10 Zilla Parishadh High schools from the Guntur Rural area and seven Guntur Municipal Corporation schools were selected for the study. A total of 1165, 9th class students from rural (594) and urban (571) schools was participated and given their response. Statistical analysis was carried out to compare the goal differences between rural and urban students. From the study significant difference is noticed between rural and urban school students in relation to doctor and police. High percent of students from rural schools preferred doctor profession compared to urban and more urban students chosen police compared to rural. The teachers and parents are to assess the appropriateness of the set goal by considering the students strengths and weaknesses and their family background. If necessary, they have to guide the students to change their goal.

Authors and Affiliations

Sankara Pitchaiah Podila
Department of Geology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India
Nazia Sultana
Department of Geology, Acharya Nagarjuna University, Andhra Pradesh, India

Guntur Municipal Corporation, rural schools, urban schools, career goal.

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Publication Details

Published in : Volume 4 | Issue 11 | November-December 2018
Date of Publication : 2018-12-30
License:  This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Page(s) : 375-383
Manuscript Number : IJSRST18401168
Publisher : Technoscience Academy

Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X

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Sankara Pitchaiah Podila, Nazia Sultana, " Study on Career Goal of 9th Class Government School Students, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India", International Journal of Scientific Research in Science and Technology(IJSRST), Print ISSN : 2395-6011, Online ISSN : 2395-602X, Volume 4, Issue 11, pp.375-383, November-December-2018. Available at doi :
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