Title

Perceived Parental Support and Academic Outcomes in College Students

Presenter Information

Brittney Mailhot

Document Type

Oral Presentation

Location

SURC Ballroom C/D

Start Date

15-5-2014

End Date

15-5-2014

Keywords

Parental Support, Academic Outcomes, College Students

Abstract

The relationship between perceived parental emotional and financial support, and the academic success of college students was studied. It was hypothesized that parental emotional support would be positively correlated with academic outcomes, while financial support would be negatively correlated with academic outcomes. The sample consisted of 317 currently enrolled college students. Results showed that parental emotional support was positively associated with academic orientation but not GPA. Parental financial support was not significantly associated with either academic orientation or GPA. Using a different measure of financial support, we found a negative correlation between financial support and GPA.

For this presentation, Brittney Mailhot received a College of Education and Professional Studies Best Poster Presentation Award for 2014.

Poster Number

35

Faculty Mentor(s)

Feeney, Sarah

Additional Mentoring Department

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Perceived Parental Support and Academic Outcomes in College Students

SURC Ballroom C/D

The relationship between perceived parental emotional and financial support, and the academic success of college students was studied. It was hypothesized that parental emotional support would be positively correlated with academic outcomes, while financial support would be negatively correlated with academic outcomes. The sample consisted of 317 currently enrolled college students. Results showed that parental emotional support was positively associated with academic orientation but not GPA. Parental financial support was not significantly associated with either academic orientation or GPA. Using a different measure of financial support, we found a negative correlation between financial support and GPA.

For this presentation, Brittney Mailhot received a College of Education and Professional Studies Best Poster Presentation Award for 2014.