The objectives of the study were: (1) To study vocational interest in terms of impact upon them by creativity components, intelligence and sex. (2) To determine the functional nature of creativity components, intelligence and sex in their mutual affect while influencing interest scores. (3) To explore vocational interest as they blossom and flower in relation to creativity components, intelligence and sex. (4) To provide factual knowledge about the role and status of vocational interests for being properly utilized in educational and guidance programs of school going students.
Sample comprised 160 college going adolescents of Agra City. Multistage sampling technique was used.
Tools used were General Mental Ability by Jalota, Creativity Test by N.S. Chauhan and G.P. Tiwari, and Vocational Interest record by S.P. Kulshereshta.
The study was descriptive in nature.
ANOVA was used for data analysis.
The findings of the study were: (1) Intelligence was positively correlated with the executive interest and commercial interest. That is, higher the intelligence higher the executive and commercial interest. (2) Boys possessed commercial interest. (3) The scientific interest was also masculine when it was studied in a tri-variant set up of creative production, intelligence and sex; and fluency, intelligence and sex. (4) The executive interest and the scientific interests were more dominant in those who were high on fluency and intelligence; and flexibility and intelligence. (5) The agricultural interest, commercial interest and the scientific interest was more dominant in those boys who were also high on creative production, fluency and flexibility in comparison with those of their female counter parts. (6) The intelligence promoted the executive interest, commercial interest and scientific interest in boys but demoted them in girls. (7) The executive interest was more dominant in females who were also high on intelligence and creative production in comparison with those of their female counterparts. (8) The executive interest was more dominant in boys who were also high on intelligence and fluency but reverse was the case in female.
Keyword(s): Vocational, Interest , Creativity, Intelligence, Sex