Wagner College, as a participant in the Bringing Theory to Practice Psychosocial Well-Being Initiative, conducted research into questions of student well-being, students’ use of time and technology, and student reports of their parents’ behavior. Data collection primarily was by student surveys. The data show that most students are receiving input from parents that is supportive of the student’s autonomy, encouraging them to take independent action with respect to important decisions. Parental behavior that encouraged students to do things for themselves predicts higher levels of student well-being.
Primary Investigators: Lily McNair, Ph.D., Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org.