Degree Name

MA (Master of Arts)

Program

Criminal Justice and Criminology

Date of Award

5-2012

Committee Chair or Co-Chairs

Larry S. Miller

Committee Members

Michael C. Braswell, John T. Whitehead

Abstract

In the past there have been numerous studies regarding how childhood factors can affect adult behavior and attitudes. In the present study 124 East Tennessee State University students were given surveys. The surveys included items measuring demographics, parenting styles, and aggression. This study examined the impact of parenting styles on aggressive tendencies and perceptions the subjects have as young adults as well as the effects of socioeconomic status on parenting styles and aggression. The findings suggest that mid-level income families demonstrated more affection and less aggression to the subjects surveyed.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Copyright

Copyright by the authors.

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