The Parent-Adolescent Relationship and College Adjustment over the Freshman Year

Kostas Fanti
This study investigates whether the parent-adolescent relationship is related to the academic, social, and personal-emotional expectations of adjustment and actual adjustment to college during the transition to college. The mother-adolescent relationship was more consistently linked to college adjustment than the father-adolescent relationship both cross-sectionally and longitudinally, and students identified their parents and especially their mother amongst the first people who they go to for
more » ... upport. More African Americans than students from other ethnic backgrounds and more dormitory residents than commuters identified their mother as their first supportive figure, suggesting that the students? living arrangements and their cultural backgrounds need to be taken under consideration when studying this transitional period.
doi:10.57709/1061180 fatcat:ek2fjgqpjjdebntob7edkcxyji