The Role of Personal Characteristics in Professional Choice of Adolescents

Slagana Angelkoska, Rusanka P. Mancheva


The everyday work takes a large part of our everyday life. Due to this, good choice of profession is crucial for every person, for their self-satisfaction and their sense for fulfillment and significance. Furthermore, a good professional choice is important for personal development and social involvement. A good professional choice is made when the personal characteristics, abilities, interests and expectations are harmonized.Adolescence is a period of life change for young people. Besides of the physical changes, young people go through emotional and social development. They spend a lot of time thinking about what they want to become and what kind of profession to choose.Different factors take part in the choosing of profession, but the most influential is the personal character of any individual young person.The aim of this paper is to test the relationship between professional interest and personal characteristics in adolescence. For that purpose, I tested ninety pupils in a high school from Republic of Macedonia. According to the results, pupils choose professions that agree with their personal character and they will be successful with those professions.

Keywords: professional interest, personal characteristic, adolescent, neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness, conscientiousness, men-nature, men-engineering, person-person, person-a symbolic system, men-art images

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