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A Study On Parental And Social Influence On Career Choice As Engineer


  • Swaha Bhattacharya


A career is traditionally seen as a course of successive situation that make up a person's work life. Students in the modern and fast changing world are trying to seek for those careers which would ultimately led them to achieve fairly in life. Career choice is a major life decision. The choice of career by an individual sometimes is influenced by parents and society. The present investigation has been designed to study the impact of parental and social influence on career choice. Accordingly, a group of 180 students (90 boys and 90 girls) were selected as sample in this investigation. A General Information Schedule, Parental Influence Questionnaire and Social Influence Questionnaire were administered to the subjects by giving proper instruction. The findings reveal that maximum parental influence is upon the girls who are under high income group and maximum social influence is upon the girls who are under low income group. Besides this, prestigious and high profile job, stability of the job, fulfillment of the expectation of parents, social status and proper identity are the reasons behind the parental and social influence upon career choice. Adequate information and knowledge about reality, social settings and job availability, future benefit etc. should be informed them properly so that they may choose a particular career according to their own choice. Key words: Career Choice, Parental Influence and Social Influence

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  • Swaha Bhattacharya, 2013. "A Study On Parental And Social Influence On Career Choice As Engineer," Working papers 2013-6-3, Voice of Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-6-3

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