How to decide right career for kids is what 80% of Indian parents are worried about!

How to decide right career for kids is what 80% of Indian parents are worried about!

When it comes to deciding careers, Indian parents do not seem to take a backseat

How to decide right career for kids is what 80 percent of Indian parents are worried about, says LinkedIn!

When Farhan in 3 Idiots wanted to take up wildlife photography as a profession, his parents got really upset. They wanted to see him become an engineer and bring good name to the family. But Farhan had his own plans. Though he was finally able to convince them about his love for photography in the movie, most real-life stories don't end up like this.

And here's a proof. A new study by LinkedIn, the world's largest professional network, states that when it comes to choosing careers, more than 80 percent of Indian parents play a vital role in deciding for their kids. India is among the top three countries where this trend can be observed, with Brazil and China at 92 percent and 87 percent respectively.

Below are some of the highlights of the survey:

  • More than 84 percent of Indian parents said they were aware of their child's regular activities at their workplace; the global average for which is 77 percent
  • 44 percent of Indian kids believed that their parents have helped them in taking the right career direction
  • Another 44 percent of them, aged between 18 and 34 years, sought parental guidance on the subjects to take up at the university
  • What's more, another bunch of 44 percent sought their parents' advice for workplace issues
  • 37 percent of the surveyed group titled their parents as 'lighthouse parents' against the global average of 29 percent
  • More than 41 percent of professionals spoke to their parents more than once a week during work hours to give them work updates.

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