Vocational interests among Palestinian students

Author: Mohammed Namourah


The objectives of the study were to identify the vocational interests among Palestinian students, and explore factors that can affect vocational interests. The vocational interests was evaluated using a 42-item index scale based on Holland's (1997) RIASEC model that was administrated to three hundred and thirty-three secondary school students at southern Hebron district. The data was statistically analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that Palestinian students had a moderate level of vocational interests. Of the students surveyed, 70.4% revealed vocational interests. The results demonstrated significant statistical differences in the vocational interests’ scores among the students according to their gender, stream, family birth rank, and parents’ educational level. Academic achievement emerged as a significant predictor of vocational interests. The implications of the findings for practice are also highlighted.


Keywords: Vocational interests, Palestine, career, students.


Mohammed Namourah, PhD. Candidate of Vocational Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Psychology, Tunis University, Tunis. Counseling Psychologist, Ministry of Education, South Hebron, Palestine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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