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ERIC Number: EJ777966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Perceived Parenting Styles on College Students' Optimism
Baldwin, Debora R.; McIntyre, Anne; Hardaway, Elizabeth
College Student Journal, v41 n3 p550-557 Sep 2007
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceived parenting styles and levels of optimism in undergraduate college students. Sixty-three participants were administered surveys measuring dispositional optimism and perceived parental Authoritative and Authoritarian styles. Multiple regression analysis revealed that both perceived maternal and paternal Authoritative styles significantly predicted levels of optimism, but Authoritarian style did not. The discussion focuses on possible mechanisms by which paternal Authoritative style, in particular, may foster late adolescent dispositional optimism. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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