• Slagjana Angjelkoska Psychologist, Center for Social Care, Gostivar
  • Gordana Stankovska Faculty of Philosophy, Institute for Psychology, State University in Tetovo


Personality, Development, Professional interests, Gender


The concept of the professional orientation means to care and help for the young person in deciding about the professional orientation in which he or she will develop considerably his/her working capabilities while a complete rationalization in the creating and expressing of the personality will be achieved. It is known that while the choice is made, which is important for the whole life there is a many factors that influence the person. Reaching the decision is especially difficult for the eight – graders, because they are in the period of developing in which the exterior factors have a major influence while they are making their decision about their future job (work).
The basic aim of this research was to be seen if the professional orientation of students depends on their gender. The research is performed on samples of 67 students (examinees) from the eighth grade in several primary schools in Gostivar. The basic mean (instrument) that was used in the research was a Test of Professional Interests (TPI). The results of our research have shown that the greater number of the male students’ choice was A category (mechanical work) and G category (administration) while the female students were mostly interested in category I (social-medicinal work) and category H (educational and cultural work). The level of correlation between the gender and the professional interests is a level of significance of 0,01.
The results confirm that professional interests and the selection of the future job (work) of the eight–graders depend on their gender, but also it depends on their personality and the exterior factors.


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How to Cite

Angjelkoska, S., & Stankovska, G. (2014). CORRELATION BETWEEN THE PROFESSIONAL INTERESTS AND THE GENDER OF THE YOUNG PERSON. International Journal of Cognitive Research in Science, Engineering and Education (IJCRSEE), 2(1), 93–96. Retrieved from

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