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Exploring the Parental Role in First-Year Students’ Emotional Well-Being: Considerations by Gender

Linda J. Sax and Dayna S. Weintraub


During a time of growing parental involvement in the lives of college-going students, this study examines how interactions with parents relate to students’ sense of emotional well-being and how this varies by gender. Using longitudinal data on first-year college students at one institution, the study reveals the importance of both quality and quantity of student-parent interactions, and describes how this varies by the gender of the student and the parent.

Published Online: 2014-5-10
Published in Print: 2014-5-1

© 2014 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston