Quality of Life Research

, Volume 17, Issue 2, pp 249–255 | Cite as

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

  • Jacques J. Zimmermann
  • Martin R. Eisemann
  • Marcelo P. Fleck
Article

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.

Keywords

Parental rearing Quality of life Depression Coping Life events 

Notes

Acknowledgment

The authors wish to thank Andréa Poyastro Pinheiro, MD, PhD, for her attentive reading of the manuscript.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jacques J. Zimmermann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Martin R. Eisemann
    • 3
  • Marcelo P. Fleck
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of Rio Grande do SulPorto AlegreBrazil
  2. 2.Porto AlegreBrazil
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TromsoeTromsoeNorway

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