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Communication Patterns of Undergraduate Students and their Parents

dc.contributor.advisorGuenzler-Stevens, Marsha A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorYip, Christineen_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis was to examine the student-parent relationship by understanding communication patterns of undergraduate students and their parents. Topics discussed, frequency, initiation, methods of communication, and student satisfaction were investigated and analyzed across race, gender, and age. There were 539 usable respondents (females n = 331, males n = 182) between the ages of 18 and 24 from a Mid-Atlantic university. Students most frequently discussed physical health issues, career planning, living situations, friends, and current financial situations with their parents. More than two-thirds of respondents did not discuss the topics of alcohol and sex. Students and parents both initiated communication an average of five times a week, and cell phone was the most common method of communication. Regarding satisfaction, more than two-thirds of respondents were "satisfied" or "strongly satisfied" with the frequency, methods used by parents, frequency of parent-initiated communication, quality of advice, and level of sharing.en_US
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dc.titleCommunication Patterns of Undergraduate Students and their Parentsen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentCounseling and Personnel Servicesen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Administrationen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPsychology, Developmentalen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledEducation, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcommunication patternsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledcollege studentsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledhelicopter parentsen_US

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