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is important, even across gender and cultures. Although schools, peers, and the student‘s community all have an impact on the young adult‘s self-identity and career choice, the parent‘s expectations and perceptions of vocational fit for their children have been found to be the key roles in shaping their career choices. Even though adolescents actively begin demonstrating their independence from their parents in their high school years, these young adults are still very much dependent on their parents for their career growth. Parents tend to leave the strongest impression on their adolescent‘s career choice more than any other group including teachers, counselors, friends, or even people working in the occupation desired. Adolescents tend to look to their parents as well as their peers in equal measure but separated which group they would talk to by the nature of the issue. For mundane issues, the peers were the dominant advisors. However, when the adolescent required information on topics such as career planning they looked to their parents an overwhelming majority of the time. Though Young people, who find a healthy independence from the family during adolescence and young adulthood, may give rise to a more confident career search and experimentation that is needed by individuals to examine possible occupations.
Factors Related to Parent – Student Relationship That Hinders Student Career Choice
g.Several Factors such as family dysfunction in which the relationship is severely disengaged may hinder in an individual’s confidence to succeed in vocational searching or decision making. Influence by the Parents in Career Choice of Student Pressure for career success The pressure for career success or the support for only a narrow range of occupations could inhibit the adolescent‘s ability to explore alternative careers that would be of greater fit to the individual. Families that are disengaged where members are much more isolated and typically lack of affection and guidance. or medicine). if parents state they will only pay for college if the child goes into a certain majors (e. that may reduce a client‘s ability to make effective careerrelated decisions are family patterns of interaction that include: over involvement of parents in their children‘s educational or career plans. if they overtly tell the child that he or she is expected to graduate with a specific degree. or if they subtly reinforce the value of certain jobs . over-concern by the parents cross-generational coalitions where one parent unites with a child to take sides against the other parent. law. For instance. Additional family systems dynamics. This creates an unbalanced system where one parent‘s authority over the child is now negated because of the coalition between the child and other parental figure. engineering. while families that are enmeshed tends to be dependent on each other.
H. Parent‘s Financial Concerns and Expectations Parent‘s financial concerns and expectations also play a part in their direct or indirect influence on their children‘s career choice by adding their own biases and attitudes into particular occupational fields. 46(3). (2007). I. Clutter. N. THE EFFECTS OF PARENTAL INFLUENCE ON THEIR CHILDREN‘S CAREER CHOICES. Ijeoma. . (2010). Career choice in engineering: the influence of peers and parents implication for counseling. Emotional and personality-related aspects of persistent career decision-making difficulties. 340-358. & Gati. College Student Journal. Adolescents who cannot separate effectively from their families are not free to make choices based on information and their own desires but are more likely to do what they think their family expects of them Source Saka. Journal of Vocational Behavior. 71.while discounting other occupations are all ways in which a parent can negatively narrow their son‘s or daughter‘s career choices from an early age. (2012). C.
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