Helicopter Parenting and Young Adults’ Well-Being : A Comparison between United States and Finland

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Cui , M , Janhonen-Abruquah , H , Darling , C A , Carlos Chavez , F L & Palojoki , P 2019 , ' Helicopter Parenting and Young Adults’ Well-Being : A Comparison between United States and Finland ' , Cross-Cultural Research , vol. 53 , no. 4 , pp. 410-427 . https://doi.org/10.1177/1069397118802253

Title: Helicopter Parenting and Young Adults’ Well-Being : A Comparison between United States and Finland
Author: Cui, Ming; Janhonen-Abruquah, Hille; Darling, Carol A.; Carlos Chavez, Fiorella L.; Palojoki, Päivi
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Department of Education
University of Helsinki, Department of Education
Date: 2019-10
Language: eng
Number of pages: 18
Belongs to series: Cross-Cultural Research
ISSN: 1069-3971
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/311117
Abstract: Helicopter parenting, defined as a form of overinvolved parenting of young adult children, is shown to be associated with young adult children’s well-being. Furthermore, the phenomenon of helicopter parenting is increasingly evident across various cultures. In this study, the association between helicopter parenting and young adult children’s well-being problems was examined, and the associations were compared between samples of American and Finnish young adults. With a sample of 441 American and 306 Finnish university students, results from path models suggested that maternal and paternal helicopter parenting was associated with university students’ symptoms of anxiety and depression, life dissatisfaction, and emotional dysregulation. Furthermore, even though the mean levels of helicopter parenting were lower among Finnish parents as compared with American parents, the associations between helicopter parenting and young adults’ well-being problems were, in general, equally significant. The implications for university students, parents of students, educators, and university administrators from different cultural backgrounds were also discussed.
Subject: 516 Educational sciences
Finland
helicopter parenting
United States
well-being
young adult
CHILD
VALIDATION
SCALE
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