According to the National Association for Education Statistics, at the U.S. Department of Education, students rely most on their families when it comes to their thinking about education after high school at 49%, while 34% rely on themselves and their own research, followed by 5% for teachers, 4% for friends, 3% for high school counselor and recruiters/coaches/scouts.
High school students in this study reported relying similarly on family members and themselves for their career choice information. Students of different socioeconomic backgrounds reported similarly.
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