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The present study was an attempt to analyze the adolescent guidance needs in one of the most trouble-torn city of Imphal, India and to identify if they vary according to their education streams. Out of the 60 schools situated in Imphal district, Manipur, India, 30 schools were randomly drawn for the study. Further, from these list, 25% of the total adolescents studying in XI standard were randomly selected for the present study making a total of 651 respondents. The sample comprised 66.51% respondents from Science stream and 33.49% from Arts stream. A self-structured questionnaire was used to study the socio-demographic and socio-economic characteristics of the respondents as well as respondents’ future plans and general ideas on guidance. Guidance needs were assessed in five areas viz. Physical, Social, Psychological, Educational and Vocational areas using Guidance Needs Inventory developed by Dr. J.S. Grewal. The results revealed that guidance needs of the adolescents of Imphal, India didn’t vary according to their education stream. All the adolescents of the region, irrespective of their education stream, reflected extreme need for guidance in all the domains of growth and development.. The need for guidance was most preferred in vocational domain followed by educational domain. Least need for guidance was expressed in psychological domain.

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