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ERIC Number: EJ777777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0251
The Relationship among Parenting Styles Experienced during Childhood, Anxiety, Motivation, and Academic Success in College Students
Silva, Marc; Dorso, Erin; Azhar, Aisha; Renk, Kimberly
Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, v9 n2 p149-167 2007-2008
The current study examined the relationships among parenting styles experienced in childhood, anxiety, motivation, and academic success in college students. Results suggested that fathers' authoritative parenting was related to decreases, whereas mothers' authoritarian parenting was related to increases, in college students' anxiety. Further, mothers' and fathers' authoritative parenting, mothers' authoritarian parenting, and college students' anxiety and motivation were related to college students' grade point averages. In addition, college students' motivation served a mediational role in the relationship between their anxiety and grade point averages. Results suggested that college students may be more likely to experience improvements in their academic performance with interventions that address college students' perceptions of the parenting that they received during their childhood, their anxiety, and their motivation to do well academically. The role of such interventions deserves to be studied further.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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