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Campus Access Only

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Start Date

April 2019

Department

Psychology

Abstract

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine if parenting style serves as a predictor for a child’s personality and success among college students. There has been little research conducted on college-aged students and the effects of Helicopter parenting on children. The independent variable that was measured is parenting style (Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, & Helicopter). The dependent variables being measured included personality (Extroversion, Agreeableness, Openness, Conscientiousness, & Neuroticism) and success. We predicted that people with Authoritarian parents would be less open, less agreeable, more introverted, more neurotic, while being less successful than those with Permissive, Authoritative, and Helicopter parents. People with Authoritative parents would be more extroverted, conscientious, open, and less neurotic, while being more successful than those with Permissive, Authoritarian, and Helicopter parents. In addition, people with Permissive parents would be more extroverted, less agreeable, less conscientious, and less neurotic, while being less successful than those with Authoritative, Authoritarian, and Helicopter parents. Lastly, people with Helicopter parents would be less open, less extroverted, more agreeable, more conscientious, more neurotic, and less successful than those with Authoritative, Authoritarian, and Permissive parents. The effects of parenting style on personality and academic success will be discussed.

Keywords: parenting style, personality, academic success

Faculty Mentor(s)

Virginia Cylke

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Parenting Style as Predictor Variable in a Child's Personality and Academic Success

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to determine if parenting style serves as a predictor for a child’s personality and success among college students. There has been little research conducted on college-aged students and the effects of Helicopter parenting on children. The independent variable that was measured is parenting style (Authoritarian, Authoritative, Permissive, & Helicopter). The dependent variables being measured included personality (Extroversion, Agreeableness, Openness, Conscientiousness, & Neuroticism) and success. We predicted that people with Authoritarian parents would be less open, less agreeable, more introverted, more neurotic, while being less successful than those with Permissive, Authoritative, and Helicopter parents. People with Authoritative parents would be more extroverted, conscientious, open, and less neurotic, while being more successful than those with Permissive, Authoritarian, and Helicopter parents. In addition, people with Permissive parents would be more extroverted, less agreeable, less conscientious, and less neurotic, while being less successful than those with Authoritative, Authoritarian, and Helicopter parents. Lastly, people with Helicopter parents would be less open, less extroverted, more agreeable, more conscientious, more neurotic, and less successful than those with Authoritative, Authoritarian, and Permissive parents. The effects of parenting style on personality and academic success will be discussed.

Keywords: parenting style, personality, academic success