Perceived parental conditional regard and autonomy support as predictors of young adults' self- versus other-oriented prosocial tendencies

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Abstract

The current research examined the relations of parental conditional regard and autonomy-supportive parenting with levels of internalization and self- versus other-oriented helping tendencies. As predicted from self-determination theory, college students' perceptions of parental conditional regard correlated positively with introjection internalization and self-oriented helping tendencies. Autonomy-supportive parenting predicted fuller internalization and other-oriented helping. Results suggest that the relations between parental practices and prosocial orientations are mediated by the level of internalization that was predicted by each parental practice.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-534
Number of pages22
JournalJournal of Personality
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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