ERIC Number: EJ797342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: 66
Exploring the Impact of Parental Involvement on Student Development
Taub, Deborah J.
New Directions for Student Services, n122 p15-28 Sum 2008
This article explores the impact of parental involvement on student psychosocial development. High levels of parental involvement in the lives of today's college students and increased contact and communication between today's college students and their parents has caused concern for some in higher education. Among the concerns is the potential for adverse impact on students' development. However, parental involvement is not necessarily detrimental to students' development and may in fact be supportive of development in some areas. As always, a delicate balance of challenge and support is the best formula for promoting student development. Student affairs professionals can help by finding ways to educate parents about how best to support students without oversupporting them. The article concludes by presenting some ideas to keep in mind for coaching parents.
Descriptors: College Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Student Development, Psychological Patterns, Social Development, Parent Student Relationship, Student Personnel Workers, Parent Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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