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Effects of parental attitudes on college students’ evaluation concerns and adaptation
fear of evaluation
Maladjustment may expand to college students at some point. Various preparations were considered for this maladjustment. In a few cases, however，interpersonal relationships do not go well. Personal factors, such as interpersonal fears and social unrest, are behind the fact that some interpersonal relationships cannot be carried out smoothly. Evaluation concerns are a core concept of these psychopathologies. Watson and Friend define evaluation concern as a “apprehension about others' evaluations, distress over their negative evaluations, avoidance of evaluative situations, and the expectation that others would evaluate oneself negatively.” This type of evaluation concern is thought to occur around late childhood. In college students, attitudes such as parental overprotection and severity are suggested to influence their evaluation concerns. However, few studies have focused on evaluation concerns specifically. Thus, how parental attitudes affect college students’ evaluation concerns appears to be significant. In this research, we examine how parental attitudes as perceived in childhood influence college students’ evaluation concerns and feelings of adaptation.