June 7, 2023

Schiffrin Quoted on Parents Excessive Involvement in College Course Choices

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin

A study completed by Professor of Psychology Holly Schiffrin was cited in an article in The News Minute entitled “How Much Freedom do Students have while Choosing their Undergraduate Course?”

One study in the Journal of Child and Family Studies found that parents’ excessive involvement in their children’s lives yields unfavourable results. The lead author Holly Schiffrin argues, ‘Parents are sending an unintentional message to their children that they are not competent.’ This is in turn, could result in feelings of depression and dissatisfaction.”