The mediating role of resilience in the relationship between helicopter parenting and several indicators of mental health among emerging adults
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CitationSeki, T., Haktanır, A., Şimşir Gökalp, Z. (2023). The mediating role of resilience in the relationship between helicopter parenting and several indicators of mental health among emerging adults. Journal of Community Psychology, 51, 3, 1394-1407.
Helicopter parenting has received much attention in thelast decade. The growing literature on this phenomenonillustrates the negative consequences of helicopter parenting. The detrimental effects of helicopter parenting onemerging adults may be especially more present incollectivist cultures. Studies carried out with this population have demonstrated that mental health problemsamong this group are more prevalent than those of othergroups. Hence, an understanding of the factors affectingmental health at this age is critical. The deleterious effectsof helicopter parenting on mental health among emergingadults are well‐documented. However, there is a lack ofliterature investigating the mediating role of resiliencebetween helicopter parenting and mental health issues (i.e.,depression, anxiety, and stress). To bridge this gap, wecollected data from 402 emerging adults (M= 21.31,SD = 2.01). Our results revealed that although helicopterparenting was a risk factor for several indicators of mentalhealth among emerging adults, resilience mitigates thepotential detrimental effect of helicopter parenting.