, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 249-255
Date: 13 Dec 2007

Is parental rearing an associated factor of quality of life in adulthood?

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Abstract

Objective

To examine the hypothesis that favorable parental rearing is associated with better quality of life in adulthood.

Methods

Two hundred and ninety seven university students answered questions on quality of life (WHOQOL-BREF), parenting style (s-EMBU), coping strategies (Coping Strategies Inventory), life events (Social Readjustment Rating Scale) and depressive symptoms (Beck Depression Inventory). Data was analyzed by means of hierarchical multiple linear regression.

Results

The remote variable of perceived child rearing practices was significantly associated with the quality of life of the students. Maternal emotional warmth was associated with two quality of life domains, psychological and social relationships, in addition to global quality of life.

Conclusion

These results strengthen the empirical notion that favorable parental care may be associated with better quality of life in adulthood.