Journal of Regional Socio-Economic Issues, Volume 1, Issue 1, 2011 [article]

George Korres
Family plays a prominent role in the youth's educational and professional choices. A plethora of family factors determine professional decision: social-economic position and parent's educational level, culture, mentality, tradition, etc. Twenty years of research in Greek student population reveals an overwhelmingly strong correlation between teenager's professional choices and parent's norms, beliefs and social interpretations. These findings are in accordance with non-Greek literature, but it
more » ... s obvious that Greek nuclear family, despite the introduction of counseling and mentoring in schools, remains the most important predictive factor of student's preference and future professional success. Family influence and supportive networks are of special importance under the scope of today's financial crisis and the increasing percentages of unemployment.
doi:10.26215/dkva-h465 fatcat:uzveczaghvcuhnvpz6m62umpke