- Oxford Library of Psychology
- The Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood
- Oxford Library of Psychology
- About the Editor
- Introduction: Emerging Adulthood Theory and Research: Where We Are and Where We Should Go
- Emerging Adulthood: Developmental Stage, Theory, or Nonsense?
- Generational Perspectives on Emerging Adulthood: A Focus on Narcissism
- Emerging Adulthood Theory and Social Class
- How Gender Shapes Emerging Adulthood
- How Race and Ethnicity Shape Emerging Adulthood
- Cognitive Development in the Emerging Adult: The Emergence of Complex Cognitive Skills
- Emerging Adulthood Brain Development
- Social Cognitive Development in Emerging Adulthood
- Emerging Adulthood in the Context of Family
- Leaving Home: Antecedents, Consequences, and Cultural Patterns
- Closeness, Distance, and Rapprochement in Sibling Relationships
- Maturing and Aging Together: Emerging Adult Grandchildren–Grandparents Relationships
- Growing Up with a Little Help from their Friends in Emerging Adulthood
- The Challenge of Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood
- Casual Sexual Relationships and Experiences in Emerging Adulthood
- Contemporary Issues in Sexual Orientation and Identity Development in Emerging Adulthood
- On the Horizon: Marriage Timing, Beliefs, and Consequences in Emerging Adulthood
- Developing Self-Authorship in College to Navigate Emerging Adulthood
- School-to-Work Transitions in Emerging Adulthood
- Emerging Adults and Work: A Model of Phase-Adequate Engagement
- Media Uses in Emerging Adulthood
- Television Uses and Effects in Emerging Adulthood
- Selves in a World of Stories During Emerging Adulthood
- Identity in Emerging Adulthood: Reviewing the Field and Looking Forward
- “Adulthood” by Whose Definition?: The Complexity of Emerging Adults’ Conceptions of Adulthood
- Life Authorship in Emerging Adulthood
- Moral Development During Emerging Adulthood
- The Experience of Meaning-Making: The Role of Religiousness and Spirituality in Emerging Adults’ Lives
- Political Beliefs and Civic Engagement in Emerging Adulthood
- Mental Health in Emerging Adulthood
- Substance Use in Emerging Adulthood
- Crime and Punishment in Emerging Adulthood
- Aging Out of Foster Care in Emerging Adulthood
- Homeless Emerging Adults: A Developmental Perspective
- Positive Development and Resilience in Emerging Adulthood
Abstract and Keywords
This chapter examines emerging adulthood within the context of family, with emphasis on how emerging adults’ relationships with their parents today compare in the past and how parents help young adults in attaining markers of adulthood such as finishing college, finding a partner, or starting a family. It begins by considering past and recent trends in emerging adults’ relationships with their parents, paying particular attention to three aspects of these relationships: contact, tangible and nontangible support, and coresidence. It then looks at changes in parental involvement with young adults and the factors underlying these changes. The chapter also discusses the roles or aspects of emerging adults’ lives in which parents are most involved and how effective such involvement is in fostering successful transitions in those areas. Finally, it analyzes theories about overparenting and the benefits of parental involvement.
Karen L. Fingerman is Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, University of Texas at Austin.
Jenjira J. Yahirun is a NICHD Postdoctoral Fellow at Population Research Center, University of Texas at Austin.
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