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PERCEIVED STRESS, ADJUSTMENT, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONING, AND SELF-ESTEEM AMONG COLLEGE FRESHMAN AND THE ROLE OF PARENTAL SUPPORT

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2013
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This current study examined the relationships among Freshmen students' contact with their parents, stress, adjustment, emotional and behavioral functioning, and self-esteem. As part of this study, 121 ethnically diverse college Freshmen completed measures assessing the aforementioned variables. Analyses of variance suggested that college Freshmen varied in their ratings of these variables based on their gender and living situation(i.e., whether they lived on campus, in the community, or in their parents' home). Correlational analyses suggested that there were significant relationships among parental involvement and college students' stress, adjustment, emotional and behavioral problems, and self-esteem. Hierarchical regression analyses suggested that gender, living situation, parental support, and perceived stress were valuable predictors of college students' outcomes. This information will serve to provide insight into mechanisms by which parents can help foster more positive outcomes for their college students.
Title: PERCEIVED STRESS, ADJUSTMENT, EMOTIONAL AND BEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONING, AND SELF-ESTEEM AMONG COLLEGE FRESHMAN AND THE ROLE OF PARENTAL SUPPORT.
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Name(s): Prentice, Sarah, Author
Renk, Kimberly, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2013
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This current study examined the relationships among Freshmen students' contact with their parents, stress, adjustment, emotional and behavioral functioning, and self-esteem. As part of this study, 121 ethnically diverse college Freshmen completed measures assessing the aforementioned variables. Analyses of variance suggested that college Freshmen varied in their ratings of these variables based on their gender and living situation(i.e., whether they lived on campus, in the community, or in their parents' home). Correlational analyses suggested that there were significant relationships among parental involvement and college students' stress, adjustment, emotional and behavioral problems, and self-esteem. Hierarchical regression analyses suggested that gender, living situation, parental support, and perceived stress were valuable predictors of college students' outcomes. This information will serve to provide insight into mechanisms by which parents can help foster more positive outcomes for their college students.
Identifier: CFH0004441 (IID), ucf:45113 (fedora)
Note(s): 2013-05-01
B.S.
Sciences, Dept. of Psychology
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Perceived Stress
College Adjustment
Parental Contact
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004441
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Host Institution: UCF

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