(NaturalPath) According to a study out of the University of Vermont, published in the Journal of Youth and Adolescence, college students who have parents that lay a guilt-trip or manipulate them transfer that stress into mean behavior on their friends. That way they responded to stress was carried out – either immediately and impulsively or in a cold, calculated way. The study involved 180 mostly female college students.
Even at college, students often depend on their parents and are sometimes in constant contact with them. With money and emotions in the balance, things can go awry and the parent can lash out by threatening to withdraw affection or money as a punishment. The tension is then transferred from the student to their friends. Those who had more parental control correlated with higher and more immediate aggression. Less controlling parents created less aggression.
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