IDEAS home Printed from
MyIDEAS: Log in (now much improved!) to save this paper

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

Listed author(s):
  • Swaha Bhattacharya
Registered author(s):

    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

    If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.

    File URL:
    File Function: Full text
    Download Restriction: no

    Paper provided by Voice of Research in its series Working papers with number 2013-6-3.

    in new window

    Date of creation: Jun 2013
    Handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-6-3
    Contact details of provider: Postal:
    The Editor, Voice of Research E/1, Samay Appartments, Behind NID, Paldi. Ahmedabad. 380007

    No references listed on IDEAS
    You can help add them by filling out this form.

    This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

    When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:vor:issues:2013-6-3. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Dr. Avdhesh Jha)

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

    If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    This information is provided to you by IDEAS at the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis using RePEc data.