• Hemanta Kumar Baruah Research Scholar, Department of Education, Nagaland University


Interest, Vocational Interest, Guidance, Vocational Guidance


Vocational Interest means to take interest in any work or vocation, - to pay careful attention, to get attracted, to like it, and to be satisfied with it. Vocational Interest is a mental attitude. It shows likes and dislikes towards certain vocations. From the educational, psychological and vocational view point, it is very essential to know the area of one’s Vocational Interest. According to Gottfredson, a potentially fruitful area of research regarding vocational interests, which remains largely unexplored, is the development of interests across the lifespan.  At the same time, it is well established that guidance positively impacts on vocational interest and therefore, there is an urgent need of organizing guidance services at different levels of education. In present days, the ‘World of Work’ is growing more and more complex day by day and so it is not possible either for parent or for the pupils to be fully acquainted with it without some systematic help from an outside agency if pupil is to plan his future cautiously and intelligently. Therefore, parallel cognition is a must towards Vocational Interest and Vocational Guidance as both are relate to each other.


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Hemanta Kumar Baruah. (2017). THEORETICAL COGNITION OF VOCATIONAL INTEREST AND VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE. International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(6). Retrieved from