Personality as a mediating factor for career preferences of adolescents
Adolescence is a very crucial stage in the life of any human being. It is a period when the children experience stress and strain on account of career and occupational choices they have to make. Selection of career and setting in it is an important task and a source of personal gratification. The present global economic scenario demands one to be very serious in his/ her career planning. In this age of science and technology one should choose right career in accordance with his/her physical, mental as well as personality make-up. Personality is alarmed with the psychosomatic pattern of an individual thoughts, emotions and feelings that are peerless to a person. In fact the entirety of character, attribute and traits of a person are responsible for molding his personality. These intrinsic personality traits and the diverse social and soft skills relate with each other and make a person what he or she is. Therefore, the present paper focuses on personality as determinant of the career preferences of adolescents. It will also discuss about the various factors and barriers that influence the career preferences of adolescents.