Date of Award

Summer 8-1-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Joseph Lao, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Rebecca Farmer Huselid, Ph.D.

Academic Program Adviser

Martin Chodorow, Ph.D.


The present study examines the relationship between autonomy granting parenting, vocational identity and communication between emerging adults and parents. It is hypothesized that emerging adults with autonomy granting parents have achieved more stable vocational identities and are better able to communicate with their parents than emerging adults without such parents.

Included in

Psychology Commons



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