Helicopter parenting, autonomy, mental health and wellbeing in female students (Kouros et al., 2017)

An American study has found that helicopter parenting predicts lower levels of wellbeing for female students, but not males, possibly because parents use more controlling behaviours and less autonomy-granting behaviours with their daughters compared with their sons. The study authors, who examined mental health, dysphoria, social anxiety and general wellbeing…
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