Title

Generational Status as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Perceived Parental Support and Perceived Stress Among College Students

Document Type

Poster

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

Existing research highlights a connection between perceived parental support and stress, but primarily among adolescents rather than college students. The current study examined the association between parental support and stress and explored generational status as a moderator, with the expectation that this relationship would be stronger for first-generation students. Data were collected using an anonymous online survey distributed via social media websites. Participants were current college students between the ages of 18 and 30 (N = 101). Consistent with previous findings, family support was associated with stress, however, when first-generation and continuing generation college students were analyzed separately, results revealed a stronger correlation among first- generation college students. The difference in strength of the two correlations was not statistically significant.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Sarah Feeney

Department/Program

Family & Consumer Sciences

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/generational-status-as-a-moderator-in-the-relationship-between-perceived-parental-support-and-perceived-stress-among-college-stu/

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May 18th, 12:00 AM

Generational Status as a Moderator in the Relationship Between Perceived Parental Support and Perceived Stress Among College Students

Ellensburg

Existing research highlights a connection between perceived parental support and stress, but primarily among adolescents rather than college students. The current study examined the association between parental support and stress and explored generational status as a moderator, with the expectation that this relationship would be stronger for first-generation students. Data were collected using an anonymous online survey distributed via social media websites. Participants were current college students between the ages of 18 and 30 (N = 101). Consistent with previous findings, family support was associated with stress, however, when first-generation and continuing generation college students were analyzed separately, results revealed a stronger correlation among first- generation college students. The difference in strength of the two correlations was not statistically significant.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/CEPS/52