Apr 20th, 1:00 PM - Mar 19th, 4:00 PM


The Effect of Parental Financial Support on College Level Academic Performance

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Eric Landrum


The subject of parental financial support and how it affects college level grade point average is important to many people. The first hypothesis of this study is that those students whose parents provide more financial support will have the higher grade point averages. The second hypothesis is that these students will also not have the financial strain and stress on them that working, and paying for their own expenses may cause. Data was collected by survey from general psychology students. The data were analyzed and a correlation between GPA and financial support was insignificant. The initial hypothesis was tested and this information used to support the current literature. After the analysis of the data the hypotheses were found to be insignificant. However, the findings of this study are still important to the current body of literature. It is important because a study like this has not been done and it provides a starting off point for future researchers.