Do parental interpersonal power and prestige moderate the relationship between parental acceptance and psychological adjustment in UK students?

Julian Lloyd*, Antony Ward, Julie Blackwell-Young

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This study investigated the effects of perceived maternal and paternal acceptance, and parental power and prestige on university students’ psychological adjustment. The sample consisted of 315 students (17% males) ages 18 through 49 years (M = 23.35) from the United Kingdom. Measures used were the adult versions of Parental Acceptance–Rejection Questionnaire for mothers and fathers, the adult version of the Parental Power–Prestige Questionnaire, and the adult version of the Personality Assessment Questionnaire. Results showed significant positive correlations between perceived parental acceptance and students’ psychological adjustment, and between perceived maternal acceptance and power and prestige. Significant negative correlations were found between perceived paternal acceptance and power and prestige, and between perceived parental
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-335
Number of pages10
JournalCross-Cultural Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 18 May 2014
Externally publishedYes


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