Date of Graduation
Bachelor of Science
Health, Human Performance and Recreation
Dr. Heather Blunt-Vinti
Committee Member/Second Reader
Dr. Kristen N. Jozkowski
Committee Member/Third Reader
Dr. Bart Hammig
The objective of this study was to examine the impact of parenting style on emerging adult sexual behavior by surveying undergraduate students at the University of Arkansas. A total of 306 participants were evaluated for the study (101 men; 205 women). Methods: For the summer of 2018 through the fall of 2018, the survey was active. University of Arkansas students took the online survey via Qualtrics, and they reflected on topics including familial background, perception of parents, and sexual behavior to describe the relationship between parenting style and personal sexual behavior. Results: It was found that mother autonomy support style did have a correlation with certain sexual behavior of emerging adults. Conclusion: Parenting methods and qualities can make a major impact on the sexual safety of emerging adults.
Parenting Style, Emerging Adult, Sexual Behavior
Smith, Xavier, "The Impact of Parenting Style on Emerging Adult Sexual Behavior" (2019). Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses. 78.