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In contrast to traditional students, post-traditional students follow a broken path through the education system. Therefore, they are older when studying and often have jobs and families. The aim of the present study was to investigate motivation and personality character traits in 67 adult learners (part-time students) and 84 traditional students using the Czech version of the Business-Focused Inventory of Personality. Adult learners reported a higher level in all aspects of their personality in relation to working life, such as occupational orientation and behaviour, social com-petencies, and psychological constitution. These findings indicate that, from study-related requirements, part-time students pose higher achievement and motivation, and that they are more conscientious in relation to work and study.
Career guidance and counseling have been gaining importance in the last ten years. Given the changes in the labor market and the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the young person must be prepared for these changes. The research aimed, as a part of the broader and long-term scientific scope, to evaluate the situation of career counseling and learning from the perspective of secondary school students in the Czech upper secondary vocational schools (ISCED3). Specifically, the question was asked about what these pupils expect in terms of career learning and how schools, in reality, respond to this demand. A questionnaire survey (N = 1126) provided feedback on 21 topics relevant to vocational training and career management. Factor analysis identified four basic types of pupils in terms of their needs: Pragmatic, Personality-oriented, Seekers and Ambitious. The examples of strategies and methods suitable for working with identified categories of pupils are discussed. https://erie.v2.czu.cz/en/r-15999-proceedings-2020