1 Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

2 Education Development Center, Quality Improvement in Clinical Education Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran

3 Department of Educational Management, College of Education Science, Khorasgan (Isfahan) Branch, Islamic Azad University, Isfahan, Iran

4 Student Research Committee, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran


Introduction: Several factors affect the academic performance ofcollege students and parenting style is one significant factor. Thecurrent study has been done with the purpose of investigating therelationship between parenting styles, academic achievement andcareer path of students at Shiraz University of Medical Sciences.Methods: This is a correlation study carried out at Shiraz Universityof Medical Sciences. Among 1600 students, 310 students wereselected randomly as the sample. Baumrind’s Parenting Style andMoqimi’s Career Path questionnaires were used and the obtainedscores were correlated with the students’ transcripts. To study therelation between variables Pearson correlation coefficient was used.Results: There was a significant relationship between authoritarianparenting style and educational success (p=0.03). Also findingsshowed a significant relationship between firm parenting styleand Career Path of the students, authoritarian parenting style andCareer Path of the students, educational success and Career Pathof the students (p=0.001).Conclusion: Parents have an important role in identifying children’stalent and guiding them. Mutual understanding and close relationshipbetween parents and children are recommended. Therefore, it isrecommended that the methods of correct interaction of parentsand children be more valued and parents familiarize their childrenwith roles of businesses in society and the need for employmentin legitimate businesses and this important affair should be moreemphasized through mass media and family training classes.Keywords: Parenting; Achievement; Career; Students