• Doina USACI Transilvania University of BraÈ™ov


Psychological control, Dependency-oriented Psychological Control, Achievement-oriented Psychological Control, Academic Motivation, self-determination


The main aim of our research was to analyze the relationship between different parental control strategies and the degree of parents` involvement in professional options in selecting academic specialization and their impact on academic motivation. We estimate that there is significant association between parental psychological control and parental involvement in option for career, and final decision; there is a negative association between Parental psychological control and intrinsic motivation and there is a positive association between Achievement-oriented psychological control and extrinsic motivation. In order to test the hypothesis we use, Academic Motivation Scale and the Dependency-oriented and Achievement-oriented Psychological Control Scale (DAPCS) (Soenens, Vansteenkiste, & Luyten, 2010). The research finding confirm the associations between Psychological Control of Family (PCF) and Parental involvement in career option, but not confirm the association between The Dependency-oriented Achievement-oriented Psychological Control and Academic Motivation


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