Indian parents play a key role in shaping the career paths of their children, as 82 per cent parents are involved in deciding their child’s career, says a LinkedIn study.
Globally, India is amongst the top three countries following this trend with Brazil highest at 92 per cent, followed by China at 87 per cent, the study said.
“Indian parents continue to be involved in their child’s careers even after their education, 84 per cent Indian parents stated that they were aware of what their child does on a day to day basis at the workplace. This is higher than the global average (77 per cent),” it added.
About 37 per cent of professionals surveyed endorsed this by describing their parents as ‘Lighthouse Parents’ who advise and encourage, without being over involved.
“Contrary to the popular belief that Indian parents are over involved, this study shows that a significant number of Indian parents also follow the ‘Lighthouse Parenting’ style and that professionals acknowledge this,” said Deepa Sapatnekar, Head of Communications, LinkedIn India and Hong Kong.