A career choice is mainly influenced by the factors that influence human development as a whole. It is mainly influenced by two major factors (i) Biological influences and (ii) Influences from the environment.
Career choice is not merely the unfolding of biological traits. It is also influenced by psychological and social influences, the influence of education, economic factors, Personality, and the influence of maturation. Defence Services as a Career Scale measures the perception of a senior secondary student toward the Defence services as a career. Choosing a career in Defence services entails studying the various career paths available in the three arms of Defence services, gathering and sifting facts and figures about various departments in Defence services, weighing the beneits and challenges and consulting elders, who have served in Defence services. Assessing different inluences that would help in choosing Defence as a career choice, some keep on to take it as a career and some don’t choose it as a career option.