Parents influence on career choice of medical undergraduates.
Keywords:Career, Choice, Medical, Parents
Objective: To determine the parents influence on career choice of undergraduates. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Private Medical Colleges. Period: October 2021 to December 2021. Material & Methods: A sample size of 440 was taken. The inclusion criteria included medical undergraduate students and who gave consent. Non-probability convenient sampling technique was used. A questionnaire titled “PSESUCCQ (Parents Socio-Economic Status and Undergraduates Career Choice Questionnaire” was used. The data was analysed using IBM SPSS Statistics Version 25. Frequencies and percentages were calculated. Chi-square test of significance was applied. P-value less than .05 was considered as statistically significant. Results: Most of the participants age group was above 21 years, were females, their parents’ education was graduation and above and their parents monthly earning was above 1 lac Rs per month. The most common parents’ influencers on career choice of students were parents’ agree with students’ career choice because it will give them greater reputation and recognition in the society; parents resources motivate their career choice and their consultation before choosing career path for them. Conclusion: Parents’ education and socio-economic status has influence on the career choice of medical graduates.
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