Career preference of secondary school students in relation to their parental involvement
Keywords:Career Preference, Parental Involvement, Secondary School Students.
The present paper was taken up with broad objective to study the career preference of secondary school students in relation to their parental involvement. For this study, a sample of 560 secondary school students was drawn randomly from the Malwa region of Punjab. Different schools from the Malwa region were chosen using a multi-stage cluster sampling technique. The Career Preference Inventory developed by the investigator was used to collect the data. To analyse the data, percentage statistics and a t-test were used. The results show that the top three career preferences of secondary school students are Defence Forces (20.00%), Teaching & Training (19.82%), and Law Enforcement & Administrative (11.25%). The study found that there is a significant difference in career preferences of secondary school students in Law Enforcement & Administrative with respect to their parental involvement. It is suggested that every parent should encourage and motivate their child for choosing suitable courses.