International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Influence of Age and Parental Marital Status on Parent-Child Relationships: College Students Perspective
Megan Ramsey, Abel GitimuWaithaka, Priscilla N. Gitimu

The purpose of this study was to examine the influence age and parental marital status on parent-child relationships form college students perspective. Data was collected among 150 adult students, representing 109 (73%) female and 41 (27%) male participants. The participants completed Adult Attachment (AA) Scale with 18 items and The Parent-Child Relationship Scale (PCRS) with 48 items. One-Way ANOVA showed that there was a significant difference in age and parental marital status on Parent-child relationships on college students’ perspective. The study also revealed there is a significance difference on parental marital status for both fatherchild and mother-child relationships on the scale of positive effect, communication, resentment/role confusion and involvement.

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