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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 3/2014

01-04-2014 | Original Paper

Helping or Hovering? The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on College Students’ Well-Being

Auteurs: Holly H. Schiffrin, Miriam Liss, Haley Miles-McLean, Katherine A. Geary, Mindy J. Erchull, Taryn Tashner

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 3/2014

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Abstract

Parental involvement is related to many positive child outcomes, but if not developmentally appropriate, it can be associated with higher levels of child anxiety and depression. Few studies have examined the effects of over-controlling parenting, or “helicopter parenting,” in college students. Some studies have found that college students of over-controlling parents report feeling less satisfied with family life and have lower levels of psychological well-being. This study examined self-determination theory as the potential underlying mechanism explaining this relationship. College students (N = 297) completed measures of helicopter parenting, autonomy supportive parenting, depression, anxiety, satisfaction with life, and basic psychological needs satisfaction. Students who reported having over-controlling parents reported significantly higher levels of depression and less satisfaction with life. Furthermore, the negative effects of helicopter parenting on college students’ well-being were largely explained by the perceived violation of students’ basic psychological needs for autonomy and competence.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Helping or Hovering? The Effects of Helicopter Parenting on College Students’ Well-Being
Auteurs
Holly H. Schiffrin
Miriam Liss
Haley Miles-McLean
Katherine A. Geary
Mindy J. Erchull
Taryn Tashner
Publicatiedatum
01-04-2014
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 3/2014
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9716-3

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