Project Title

An Analysis of Parenting Styles and Academic Success

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Psychological Science

Faculty Sponsor Name

Christine Ziegler

Abstract (300 words maximum)

The CRPBI-30 is a tool utilized in assessing parenting styles. It consists of 30 separate questions that are the same for the mother and the father and sample the child’s perception of each parent for each item. The items are rated on a 3-point Likert-type Scale with the following values: 1 = not like, 2 = somewhat like, and 3 = a lot like. The scale measures parental acceptance, psychological control and firm control. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between academic success and parenting styles. The participants were asked to provide their GPA, as a measure of academic success, and then complete the CRPBI-30. It was hypothesized that authoritative parenting style would have a significant positive impact on the academic achievement (higher GPA) of an individual. Age, gender identity, class standing, and ethnic identity collected from the demographics survey were analyzed. This research aims to expand the knowledge that has been established in literature on parenting styles and academic success. This study is original because the focus will be on minority groups. The majority group (Caucasians) will be included in the study as a reference group, but the focus will be on analyzing the relationship between minorities’ academic achievement and the type of parenting that they endured in their early years. Furthermore, past research was focused on younger individuals (elementary, middle and high school students) when analyzing the effect of parenting on academic success while the current study focuses on an older population (college students).

Disciplines

Developmental Psychology

Project Type

Poster

How will this be presented?

Yes, in person

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An Analysis of Parenting Styles and Academic Success

The CRPBI-30 is a tool utilized in assessing parenting styles. It consists of 30 separate questions that are the same for the mother and the father and sample the child’s perception of each parent for each item. The items are rated on a 3-point Likert-type Scale with the following values: 1 = not like, 2 = somewhat like, and 3 = a lot like. The scale measures parental acceptance, psychological control and firm control. The purpose of the study is to examine the relationship between academic success and parenting styles. The participants were asked to provide their GPA, as a measure of academic success, and then complete the CRPBI-30. It was hypothesized that authoritative parenting style would have a significant positive impact on the academic achievement (higher GPA) of an individual. Age, gender identity, class standing, and ethnic identity collected from the demographics survey were analyzed. This research aims to expand the knowledge that has been established in literature on parenting styles and academic success. This study is original because the focus will be on minority groups. The majority group (Caucasians) will be included in the study as a reference group, but the focus will be on analyzing the relationship between minorities’ academic achievement and the type of parenting that they endured in their early years. Furthermore, past research was focused on younger individuals (elementary, middle and high school students) when analyzing the effect of parenting on academic success while the current study focuses on an older population (college students).

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