Event Title

Effects of Parents' Expectations and Criticisms on a Child's Overall Sense of Responsibility

Mentor 1

Dr. Hanjoo Lee

Location

Union Wisconsin Room

Start Date

29-4-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

29-4-2016 3:30 PM

Description

There are many types of parenting styles, each of which may influence the trajectory of life-span development. Parental expectations and parental criticisms may lead a child develop a rigid sense of self, specifically an exaggerated sense of responsibility. Some children will respond to parental expectations and criticisms by engaging in maladaptive cognitive thinking and rigid behaviors. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of parental expectations and criticisms on overvalued thoughts of responsibility later in life. The present study recruited 344 undergraduate college students who completed the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire and the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. A multiple regression analysis was completed to evaluate the individual and combined contributions of parental expectations and parental criticisms. The results suggest that higher perceived expectations and criticisms predicted a greater sense of overvalued responsibility later in life. The present study is important because it shows that parents or future parents should be mindful about the way in which their children perceive and cope with expectations and criticism.

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Apr 29th, 1:30 PM Apr 29th, 3:30 PM

Effects of Parents' Expectations and Criticisms on a Child's Overall Sense of Responsibility

Union Wisconsin Room

There are many types of parenting styles, each of which may influence the trajectory of life-span development. Parental expectations and parental criticisms may lead a child develop a rigid sense of self, specifically an exaggerated sense of responsibility. Some children will respond to parental expectations and criticisms by engaging in maladaptive cognitive thinking and rigid behaviors. The aim of the present study was to examine the effect of parental expectations and criticisms on overvalued thoughts of responsibility later in life. The present study recruited 344 undergraduate college students who completed the Obsessive Beliefs Questionnaire and the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale. A multiple regression analysis was completed to evaluate the individual and combined contributions of parental expectations and parental criticisms. The results suggest that higher perceived expectations and criticisms predicted a greater sense of overvalued responsibility later in life. The present study is important because it shows that parents or future parents should be mindful about the way in which their children perceive and cope with expectations and criticism.