A study of career maturity among adolescents in relation to certain demographic variables
Dr. Manju Gehlawat
In the current scenario the career education and career guidance programmes have been considered importance for the secondary and senior secondary students in the context of the recent changes in the Indian Education System. The present study aimed at comparing career maturity of the adolescents with respect to their gender, type of schools and academic stream. Career maturity was treated as the dependent variable and the independent variable comprised of gender, type of schools and academic stream. For the purpose of investigation, normative survey method was employed. The sample comprised of 120 students of class XII studying in CBSE affiliated schools located in Rohtak city. Multi-Stage Random Sampling Technique was used to select the sample for the present study. Career Maturity Scale developed by Gupta (2013) and Personal Data Sheet prepared by the investigator were used to measure the career maturity of the adolescents. The obtained data was analyzed using Means, SD’s and t-test. The findings of the study revealed: i) Significant differences were found between career maturity of adolescents studying in government and private schools ii) No significant differences were reported between the career maturity of male and female adolescents studying in government and private schools iii) Significant differences were reported between the career maturity of adolescents belonging to arts and science group of government and private schools. The comparison of the mean scores revealed that the adolescents of science stream of government & private schools were more mature about their career than the adolescents belonging to arts stream.