Specialists of the Rabota.ru job search service conducted a study and found out how Russian residents assess the importance of higher education for building a successful career. More than 5,000 respondents from all regions of the country took part in the survey.
More than half of the surveyed residents of Russia (59 per cent) are confident in the importance of higher education for building a successful career: 39 per cent of them estimate the need for higher education by five points, and 20 per cent, by four points.
Every fourth Russian (25 per cent) believes that having a higher education is not essential for a successful career and assesses its need for three points. At the same time, 10 per cent of respondents absolutely do not believe in the importance of a higher education diploma, another 6 per cent consider higher education not important, but it is good if it is.
To the question “How would you perceive your child’s refusal to enter a university?” the majority of respondents (38 per cent) replied that they would try to convince a child of the importance of higher education. Other 20 per cent of respondents are sure that after some time a child himself will understand that he needs education. Almost the same number (18 per cent) would treat a child’s refusal to enter a university with understanding.
Only 5 per cent of the surveyed replied that they would have reacted sharply negatively to such a decision. Another 15 per cent of respondents said that they do not have children. In the “Other” option, 4 per cent of respondents most often noted that they would give a child time to think about a decision.