The career selection process is a very important decisionin every student’s life. Many factors are affecting before thetaking a decision on their future career. In this study, the researcher wants toinvestigate the influence of respondents’ parental cultural capital of selectedareas. Some other factors like; the profession of their parents, their residenceand the income of their family on the career selection process of 320students of tertiary level education from the government sector graduatecolleges of District Layyah. In this study, the researcher also investigatedthose students who are studying in the B.S. program; either they are in theirown will, or they faced some external forces with selecting this field of study.For this proposal, the data was collected through a questionnaire. The resultsshow the parents influence as most significant in the career selection processof the students at the higher education level. It is recommended that parentsequally mobilize their resources, such as social and cultural capital, to theirchildren. This will help them make wise career decisions.
1-Ghulam Abbas PhD Scholar, Department of Sociology, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.2-Muhammad Farooq Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.3-Ayesha Chaudhary Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Government College University Faisalabad, Punjab, Pakistan.
Parental Cultural Capital, Student’s Career Selection, District Layyah