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Межкультурные особенности связей чрезмерного родительства с психологическим благополучием современных старших подростков

A review of specific style of parenting studies is presented. This parenting style is called “helicopter parenting” in Western scientific literature, it is distinguished by excessive parental care for an adolescent who begins his (her) independent life. The data on the connections of this style with the psychological well-being and academic achievements of adolescents are summarized. It is shown that despite the general dysfunctionality of this style, it’s certain aspects can be positively associated with the adolescents’ well-being. A review of cross-cultural research shows that there are as some universal model of parental behavior that provides an adolescent with a sense of secure attachment in any culture, as significant cultural -specific patterns. In the cases when the dysfunctional (from Western culture point of view) characteristics of parenting are correlated with certain cultural norms, they do not have such a negative impact on the psychological well-being of an adolescent, as in Western culture.