Parental monitoring and helicopter parenting relevant to vocational student's procrastination and self-regulated learning

Jon Chao Hong, Ming Yueh Hwang, Yen Chun Kuo, Wei Yeh Hsu

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The term "helicopter parenting" has appeared in our society and this study explores how helicopter parenting affects students' learning behaviors, such as self-regulated learning and procrastination. In order to realize the predictability of helicopter parenting to learning behavior, 624 questionnaires were delivered to vocational high school students in Taiwan. The results indicated that parental monitoring behavior can positively predict perceived helicopter parenting and procrastination mediated by perceived helicopter parenting. In addition, procrastination can negatively predict students' self-monitoring, goal setting and pursing goals relevant to self-regulated learning. The results implied that to develop students' self-regulated learning, the level of helicopter parenting should be reduced.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-146
Number of pages8
JournalLearning and Individual Differences
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Aug 1



  • Helicopter parenting
  • Parental monitoring
  • Procrastination
  • Self-regulated learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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