The Relationship Between Helicopter Parenting And Coping

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The Relationship between Helicopter Parenting and Coping Laureca Landwehr University of Southern Mississippi The Relationship between Helicopter Parenting and Coping Helicopter parenting recently developed in the parenting literature. Helicopter parenting is distinguished from the three major types of parenting styles most commonly discussed, permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative (Baumrind, 1966; Padilla-Walker & Nelson, 2012). Helicopter parenting differs from Baumrind’s three styles by the element of control and intrusion (Schiffrin, Liss, Miles-McLean, Geary, Erchull, & Tashner, 2014; LeMoyne & Buchanan, 2011). Research has found helicopter parenting to have negative effects on emerging adults’ mental health, medication use, and poor coping skills (Segrin, Woszidlo, Givertz, & Montgomery, 2013). Research does not agree on how to categorize coping skills (Folkman & Lazarus, 1980; Endler & Parker, 1990; Seiffge-Krenke & Beyers, 2005; Mahmoud, Staten, Hall, & Lennie, 2012; Jorgensen & Dusek, 1990). However, these styles can be related to problem-, emotion-, and avoidant-focused coping. Individual characteristics that affect the usage of coping styles include sex, socioeconomic status, and race or ethnicity (Endler & Parker, 1990; Hassan, Mallozzi, Dhingra, & Haden, 2011; Howerton & Van Gundy, 2009). The present study will examine the relationship between helicopter parenting and coping strategies. Parenting Styles of Parenting The most
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