Author(s): Saadet LAPSEK?L? UYSAL

This research was carried out to investigate the effects of helicopter parents' children's self-perception on their anxiety levels. The sample of this research consists of 5th grade, 6th grade and 7th grade students of a private school in the province of Çanakkale. The data of the research were collected in the fall semester of the 2019-2020 academic year. In the research, “Perceived Helicopter Parental Attitude Scale (AHETÖ)”, “How I Feel Questionnaire (State and Trait Anxiety Scales)”, “Self-Perception Profile for Children” and “Demographic Information Form” developed by the researcher were used as measurement tools. The data obtained in the research were analyzed with SPSS 21.00 statistical software. According to the research findings, there was no significant relationship between the self-perception status and anxiety levels of the participants whose parents showed helicopter parenting characteristics. Self-perception states explain only 3% of changes in anxiety level. Participants' second and subsequent child status and psychological support status resulted in significant differences between the participants who were born and those who did not receive psychological support. This means that being a 2nd or later child and receiving psychological support show that participants' state and continuity concerns are higher than others. In addition, it was determined that mothers are perceived as helicopter parents more than fathers.


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