HELICOPTER PARENTING AMONG COLLEGE STUDENT
Helicopter Parenting Research Proposal
Taking care of the family is the most critical responsibility for parents. The relationship
between parents and their children depends on the amount of time spent together during their
The act of making a close look of children or “helicopter parenting "is not common
among families in modern societies (
Helicopter parenting tends to evoke
negative attitudes toward other people. The term helicopter parenting is used to illustrate the
ability of parents to over involve themselves with the affairs of their children. However, the
popular media highlights that over the involvement of parents into the affairs of students may
constitute an epidemic (Okray, 2016).
The assumption that over-involvement of parents in
children development is detrimental fuels the need to examine its correlates empirically.
According to Okray (2016), helicopter parenting is likely to have short term benefits to
school-going children. However, the form of parenting comes with several negatives to college
students. For instance, college students cannot discuss educational matters with their professors
without the intervention of their parents.
Despite the existence of the little evidence on the
implication of helicopter parenting among the college students, scientific evidence connects the
parenting to lack of self-regulatory skills as well as emotional problems.
According to studies, children raised through helicopter parenting are likely to develop
lower satisfaction with life in general. Additionally, they are likely to lack the skills necessary to
reach their primary goals.
The study shall focus on the college students where parents create
greater independence and autonomy over their lives.
The reviews are critical in the illustration
of the line between parental support and overprotection as
Sapungan & Sapungan (2014).