The author thanks Edward L. Deci and Ryan Acuff for their helpful comments.
Perceived Parental Conditional Regard and Autonomy Support as Predictors of Young Adults' Self- Versus Other-Oriented Prosocial Tendencies
Version of Record online: 8 APR 2008
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Journal of Personality
Volume 76, Issue 3, pages 513–534, June 2008
How to Cite
Roth, G. (2008), Perceived Parental Conditional Regard and Autonomy Support as Predictors of Young Adults' Self- Versus Other-Oriented Prosocial Tendencies. Journal of Personality, 76: 513–534. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-6494.2008.00494.x
- Issue online: 8 APR 2008
- Version of Record online: 8 APR 2008
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.