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Dr. Eric Landrum


The present study examined whether parental intrusiveness played a role in undergraduate students experiencing separation anxiety while attending college. One-hundred and nine participants responded to a 6-question survey. Investigating how undergraduate students were raised by their parents is crucial because certain parenting styles may increase the likelihood of young adults developing separation anxiety. There was a significant difference between males and females on overprotectiveness from their parents, whereas females reported a higher frequency. Further studies in this area may assist in understanding how parenting style can influence susceptibility to separation anxiety.