Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Parenting styles are related to high academic achievement (AA) and worrying, and yet excessive worrying may be related to lower AA. This study evaluates the potential nuanced relationships between AA, worry, parental warmth and control, and conscientiousness. 273 college students self-reported their GPAs and ACT scores, level of worry, conscientiousness, and their caregivers’ warmth and control. Parental warmth and control predicated AA, conscientiousness, and worry (r2 = .02 - .10), especially for male caregivers. Conscientiousness (R2 = .08) and worry (R2 = .03) moderated the relationship between parenting for male caregivers and academic achievement. Implications discussed include informing parents of behaviors that may increase their children’s academic success and psychological wellbeing.
Kaufling, Katherine G. and Keim, Courtney
"Exploring Associations Between Student Academic Achievement, Worry, Personality, and Parental Warmth and Control,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 25:
2, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol25/iss2/5