In this study it is aimed to investigate the effects of parental attitude on young adults' emotional management skills. Correlational research model was used to analyze the data. The study group consists of 170 young adults whose ages ranged from 20 to 36 in central district of Ankara. To gather the data, "Emotional Management Skill Scale" and "Parental Attitude Scale" were used. Multiple regression analysis was performed to predict the determinants of young adults' emotional skills. Emotional Management Skill Scale Points' are the dependent variable of this study also the independent variables of this study are the subscales points of Parental Attitude Scale. According to the result of investigation three independent variables which are authoritative, over parenting and authoritarian parental styles predict emotional management skills. Authoritative and authoritarian parental style effects emotional management skills positively whereas over parenting style effects negatively. Findings discussed according to contribution of handled determinants and appropriate suggestions were recommended for future researches. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Ltd.