Project

Too much of a good parent?: A study on parental overprotection in middle childhood, adolescence, and emerging adulthood.

Duration
01 October 2012 → 01 September 2014
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Developmental psychology and ageing
Keywords
parenting consequences overprotection antecedents
 
Project description

The present research project focuses on the societal trend of parental overprotection. In a sample of middle aged children, adolescents, and emerging adults we aim to (a) clarify the meaning of parental overprotection, (b) identify dynamics explaining why parents engage in overprotective behavior, and (c) examine the consequences of overprotection on chidren’s self-regulatory styles and strategies to cope with failure.