Parental Support and Strengths-Based Parenting as Predictors of Grit (PO070)

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 2: Promoting Social and Emotional Development
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    2:45 PM–3:45 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. learn about the research advances on social predictors of grit.
  2. further their understanding of how perceived parental support and strengths-based parenting practices relate to young adults grit levels in college.
  3. gain knowledge of the concept and the measurement of strengths-based parenting and recommendations on helping parents adopting a strengths-based approach to parenting.

Description

Grit positively predict students’ academic success, but predictors of grit remain unclear. This study examined the predictability of perceived parental support and strengths-based parenting on grit in young adults (N = 502, ages 18–25). Results supported the previous finding that perceived family support is a stronger predictor of grit and revealed that strengths-based parenting knowledge incrementally contributed to the levels of grit beyond general family support. Implications and future directions are discussed.

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Presenter(s)

Lauren E. Fennimore, University of Memphis
Xu (Lilya) Jiang, University of Memphis

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