oa IFE PsychologIA : An International Journal - Vocational interests and preference for psychology as a profession

Volume 8, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1117-1421



The vocational interest profiles and career preferences of seventy-nine newly admitted psychology majors were investigated during their first year. There were forty females and thirty-nine males with their ages ranging from sixteen to thirty-two years. Mean age of the sample was 21.5 years. Given that most of the students (about 80%) did not choose to study Psychology but only found themselves on the programme because they failed to gain admission for their preferred courses, these preliminary findings are discussed in terms of their implications for career guidance and counselling as well as for their impact on curriculum and training.

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