Helicopter parenting is over parenting by over protective parents. The parents hover around their children just as one feels the helicopter all around when it is flying in the neighborhood. In this particular parenting style the parent aims to control all the activities of the child ranging from homework, friends to web surfing. They are not just involved but also the decision maker or being the one who is influencing the decision. It is like spoon-feeding where the child is provided with readymade answers for different situations coming across his way. The child is not allowed any occasion to rake up his brains, intelligence and genius to develop his own coping skills. The child becomes a weak decision maker lacking in confidence. All this leads to cognitive, emotional and physical setback to a child’s development and his self-efficacy. One dimension of self-efficacy is academic, which also gets affected, leading to poor academic performance. But, there is a brighter aspect too. The child has a complete sense of security. He is saved from bad company. He gets the right physical and financial ground to pursue his career. ‘Helicopter parenting’ is still debatable and not much literature is available on this topic. Few surveys even reveal that helicopter parenting plays no role in academic efficacy and perceived academic performance.
Helicopter parenting, self efficacy, academic performance
Aouz Akhtar Khan , Dr Sandhya Bhatt "Helicopter Parenting, Self Efficacy and Academic Performance Among College Students " Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 5 Issue 4 2021 Page 32-44
Aouz Akhtar Khan , Dr Sandhya Bhatt "Helicopter Parenting, Self Efficacy and Academic Performance Among College Students " Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 5(4)