168 страниц. 2012 год. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing The main objective of this study was to find out how some social and environmental factors affect the academic performance, academic and occupational aspirations of adolescents. Adolescents go through periods when they are distressed about their acceptability to themselves and others, but most manage to handle this difficult time adequately, especially when they have a stable, secure home and an understanding school environment which recognizes and caters for their developing needs. This is also when they are most likely to make major decisions concerning their future. It is therefore the duty of the parents and teachers to provide a conducive home and social environment so as to motivate them to have higher academic and occupational aspirations.