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ERIC Number: EJ1152786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Helicopter Colleges: A Return to in Loco Parentis?
Couture, Rene; Schwehm, Jeremy; Couture, Valerie
College Student Journal, v51 n3 p398-406 Fall 2017
The purpose of this study was to examine trends in college/university support services brought about in response to over-involved parental styles. A review of literature reveals five primary types of over-involved parent: consumer advocate, fairness, vicarious college student, toxic, and safety patrol. The researchers surveyed student services practitioners in a variety of functional areas across multiple institutional types to identify policies and procedures related to over-involved parental styles, as well as to examine practitioner attitudes toward these policies and procedures. The results suggest that changes in practices may be enabling or replicating some of the same "helicopter" parenting behaviors that were once scorned. Practitioner attitudes towards these changes are dependent upon the specific practice, and there is no consensus on whether these changes are positive or negative.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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