An Analysis of how Parents Influence their Children’s Career Decisions

Authors : Constance Chifamba

Volume/Issue : Volume 4 - 2019, Issue 12 - December

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The study sought to find out how parentsl influence their children’s career decisions. Ninety (90) participants were randomly selected from 4 most common careers in Zimbabwe (Health profession, education profession, Industry and office profession). A quantitative approach was followed and the participants responded to a closed form questionnaire on a 5-point-Likert scale. The results indicated that parents (family at large) exert a very strong influence on their children’s career decisions despite the modern trends such as the attachment individuation theory that states that most communities have become more individual centred than social in the way they live and make personal decision, particularly career decision. The researcher recommends that parents be exposed to and equipped with the relevant career information to assist in career guidance. Schools are also encouraged to extend a welcoming hand to parents so they may work collaboratively with parents in providing career guidance.

Keywords : Career Guidance, Parents, Career Decision.


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