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81% 13-year-Olds Don't Want To Be In Their Parents' Profession

We pontificate about them, get anxious about them, and live our dreams vicariously through them. But how often do we get the news directly from the minds of thirteen-year-olds?

81% 13-year-Olds Don't Want To Be In Their Parents' Profession
81% 13-year-Olds Don't Want To Be In Their Parents' Profession
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OUTLOOK-GfK MODE OPINION POLL
81% 13-year-olds don’t want to be in their parents’ profession
We pontificate about them, get anxious about them, and live our dreams vicariously through them. But how often do we get the news directly from the minds of thirteen-year-olds?

How do you spend your free time?
Watching television 34
Playing games 21
Spend time with parents/brother/sister 17
Cooking/doing household work 10
Spend time with friends 9
Playing computer games 5
Surfing internet/chatting 2
Go to theatre to watch a movie 1
Go to a gymnasium 1
Which outdoor game do you like the most?
Cricket 40
Running 15
Football 10
Badminton 10
Tennis 6
Don’t play outdoor games 10
None of above 9
What influences you the most?
    Metro Town Vil
Books 45 24 41 72
TV 36 50 40 17
Films 12 17 12 8
Internet 7 9 7 3
Do you want to be in the same profession as your parents?
Yes No Won't Work
17 81 2

If not, what are the reasons?
Doesn’t interest me 28
Very little money 19
No job satisfaction 6
Want to do own thing 47
Which career option interests you the most?
All Metro Town Vil
Computer Engineering 20 8 36 16
Medicine 16 11 18 21
Business Mgmt/Own Business 9 18 2 6
Teaching 7 1 15 10
Airline Pilot 5 6 4 4
Fashion designing/ modelling 5 10 1 2
Housewife/ working at home 5 8 0 6
Army/Navy/ Airforce 4 2 7 5
Acting 4 6 1 4
Chartered Accountancy 4 8 0 6
Social work 4 2 7 5
Law 3 1 6 4
Advertising 3 1 6 4
Civil Service 3 1 1 6
Builder/ Contractor 2 5 0 1
Filmmaking 2 5 0 0
Investment Banking 2 5 1 0
Politics 2 2 1 2

29% prefer to talk to friends, not parents, about their problems


35% consider their computer to be their proudest possession


Book-loving village-dwellers, devoutly religious city-slickers, PC-proud midtowners... all of them shared something of their lives. Their aspirations and idols, their favourite pastimes, their hopes for their country.... This is the story of being a teenager in today’s India, straight from the foal’s mouth.

Do you have friends from the other gender?
Yes No NR
38 61 1

Those who said “yes”

Boys 39
Girls 38
Metro 48
Town 34
Village 33
Do you believe in God?
Yes No
96 4
How often do you pray and visit religious places?
Metro Town Vil
Every day 44 9 16
Once a week 25 51 50
Once a month 11 27 13
Only on festival days 20 13 11
Very rarely 0 0 4
Never 0 0 6
Who is your role model?
All Boys Girls
M.S. Dhoni 10 13 7
Katrina Kaif 9 4 14
Sachin Tendulkar 9 14 4
Akshay Kumar 7 11 3
Aishwarya Rai 7 1 13
Rahul Gandhi 7 5 9
Dr Manmohan Singh 6 7 5
Sania Mirza 6 4 9
Amitabh Bachchan 5 5 6
Shahrukh Khan 5 6 4
Other 29 30 26
What qualities of your role model do you like?
All Metro Town Vil
Honesty 44 33 17 83
Intelligence 27 36 15 31
Diligence & hard work 26 14 29 34
Good looks & personality 26 39 20 17
Kindness 21 19 10 33
Bravery & spirit of adventure 21 17 32 14
Money & power 21 26 2 35
Friendliness 19 26 3 27
Modesty 14 19 1 21
Sense of humour 13 10 7 21
What’s the one thing about yourself that you would like to change?
All Metro Town Vil
The way I look 22 13 18 38
Parents to be more understanding 22 27 24 15
Grow up fast and start earning 20 28 16 16
Less pressure to perform in school 13 17 16 6
Spend more time with parents 12 5 16 16
Have more time of my own 3 4 4 0
Be more popular in my age group 2 4 1 0
Be more attractive to other gender 2 2 0 5
Don’t know/Can’t say 4 1 6 6

All figures in percentage

Methodology:  Outlook-GfK Mode opinion poll conducted exclusively among 13-year-olds in Mumbai, Madurai and Ballabhgarh from October 1 to 4. Sample size: 311; 152 boys, 159 girls. The house-to-house and street-corner interviews were conducted in the absence of parents to avoid any bias in responses.

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