Career choice can be considered a major life decision. Social influence is defined as a change in the individual’s thinking, attitudes, experiences, or behaviour as a consequence of the interaction with another individual or group. Individuals can be influenced by both persons perceived as similar, desirable, or expert in a field, and by personal traits or personality traits. The purpose of this study is to identify the role of social influence (e.g. the influence of parents, teachers, friends, or specialists such as psychologists or counsellors) in the career choice of 12-grade students. The findings obtained after applying the questionnaire will be discussed, too.
Key words: career choice, social influence, the role of specialists