The purpose of this paper is to examine antecedents and consequences of parental involvement and over-parenting as it relates to college students’ college experiences and workplace expectations.
An online survey was completed by 482 undergraduate college students; the survey contained questions about parenting behaviors, personality and demographic items, and workplace scenarios to which participants responded.
Statistical analyses revealed that over-parenting was more common when college students lived at home and had fewer siblings. Additionally, over-parenting (but not parental involvement) was associated with lower student self-efficacy as well as maladaptive responses to workplace scenarios.
Data are correlational and were collected from students only. Future longitudinal research that includes the parent and employer perspective is needed.
This is one of the first studies to empirically examine the antecedents and outcomes associated with over-parenting. Over-parenting is assessed in relation to college and workplace outcomes.
C. Bradley-Geist, J. and B. Olson-Buchanan, J. (2014), "Helicopter parents: an examination of the correlates of over-parenting of college students", Education + Training, Vol. 56 No. 4, pp. 314-328. https://doi.org/10.1108/ET-10-2012-0096Download as .RIS
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