Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
emerging, adulthood, adults, life, new
This thesis analyzes the concept of "emerging" adulthood with a focus on the shifting role of parental support in the lives of young adults. In doing so, I reviewed the synthesis of this new phrase "emerging adulthood", now considered by many social scientists to encompass a completely new life course stage. I began with a macro-level analysis of the demographic shifts across multiple generations that differentiate this cohort from others. I then identified characteristics that define emerging adulthood, as well as the currently observed role of parents during this phase. Ultimately, I was interested in uncovering how different levels of parental involvement impact the life goals and objectives of emerging adults.
Hyde, Kelsey, "Cutting or Maintaining the Cord? Assessing Levels of Parental Involvement in the Lives of Emerging Adults" (2016). Honors Theses. 335.