Keywords : Gifted students
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 3345-3353
After the completion of high school the major task among the students is to choose their career and education for future (Noeth, Engen, &Noeth, 1984). Researchers presumed that it is very easy task for the gifted students to decide their career but it does not link with their talent and intelligence they also suffer from the problem of choosing their career. The high expectations of the gifted students make it difficult for them to choose their future education. Thus, it is viewed that the parents of the gifted students helps them to choose their future career and education. Majority of the gifted students choose the career to fulfill their parent’s dream, these students want to make their parents proud and happy so they choose their career as per the choice of their parents (Raji and Devi, 2018). Keeping this in view current study will investigate the parental support as predictor of career decision making among gifted students. The study included 103 meritorious school students (42 boys and 61 girls). Career decision making was measured by using Career Decision Making Inventory by Singh (1999) and for measuring parental support Career-Related Parental Support Scale by Alphonse (2016) was employed. Results revealed that career decision making of gifted students and parental support are positively related with each other. Parental support individually contributes towards predicting career decision making of gifted students.