Comparative Study

| Published: March 25, 2016

Risk Taking Behaviour and Career Choice among Youth Aspiring to be an Officer in Indian Armed Force

Kowal, D. S.

DRDO Scientist ‘D’, posted at Naval Services Selection Board, Bhopal Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kumar, A.

Lieutenant Colonel in Army Education Corps Google Scholar More about the auther

, Kidwai, F.

DRDO Scientist ‘F’, posted at Army Services Selection Board, Bhopal Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.158/20160302

DOI: 10.25215/0302.158


Due to profusion of opportunities, varied trends of job market and perceived risk associated with career as Officer in Indian Armed force has made it unpopular and unattractive among many adolescents. Rapid economic growth and changing social norms in the society have certainly divided adolescents into aspirants and non-aspirants for this career choice. Career in armed force is characterised by its dynamic nature and pride associated with it. A study was carried out to investigate as whether risk taking behaviour has a role in aspiring to become armed force officer. Studies in past has revealed many factors affecting a career preference such as educational qualification, aptitude, intellect, father’s occupation, interest and many more. In this study risk taking behaviour has been investigated between aspirants and non-aspirants. The result showed that aspirants have more risk taking behaviour than non-aspirants especially in fire and military services areas which demands more risk taking orientation.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429



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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 2, January-March, 2016