ERIC Number: ED464310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Relationship between Perceived Parenting Style and Hope in College Students.
Edwards, Lisa M.; Price, Gary E.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between levels of hope and perceived parental authority style in college students (N=251). It was expected that there would be a positive relationship between authoritative parenting and students' levels of hope. It was also expected that there would be a negative relationship between authoritarian parenting and levels of hope. Results reveal that authoritative parenting, with its high but balanced levels of nurturance, communication, control, and maturity demands, appears to consistently be related to positive outcomes in children as well as adolescents. While this study does not indicate causality or the direction of the relationship between hope and authoritative parenting, it serves as a springboard for future studies of parenting style and positive outcomes such as hope. (Contains 16 references and 1 table.) (GCP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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