Parenting Styles, Gender-Role Orientations And Romantic Beliefs And Experience In Emerging Adulthood

Eva Papazova
2019 unpublished
The paper traces out a problem that is not well-analysed in the psychological literature, namely, the relationship between parenting styles, gender-role orientations and romantic beliefs and experience in emerging adulthood. Emerging adulthood is a distinct developmental stage that differs from adolescence and young adulthood (Arnett, 2004) . In order to capture these major characteristics of emerging adulthood in the Bulgarian context, in the period September -November 2015, students aged
more » ... (M = 22.86, SD = 3.86) from University of Library Studies and Information Technologies -ULSIT, Sofia, were surveyed in groups during seminars (N = 255). All respondents studied to obtain a Bachelor's degree in various professional fields. The results of the empirical research have shown that the authoritative parenting style is the most preferred among young people. Preference for feminine genderrole orientation is observed. Romantic beliefs and experience are also essential for the formation of psychosocial identity in the years of emerging adulthood.
doi:10.15405/epsbs.2019.01.19 fatcat:xyacfyh6ufcf7g6spee5k7hrwi