Autonomy and Parental Attachment in Traditional-Age Undergraduate Women

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Deborah J. Taub, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: A different pattern of autonomy development than that described by Chickering (1969) and Chickering and Reisser (1993) was found among 325 traditional-age female undergraduates who completed the Iowa Developing Autonomy Inventory (Jackson & Hood, 1985) and the Parental Attachment Questionnaire (Kenny, I987a). Although students displayed increased autonomy with class year, they displayed no decreased attachment to parents. Students also displayed later development of autonomy than described in Chickering's model. Differences in parental attachment were found by racial or ethnic group.

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Journal of College Student Development, 38, 645-654.
Language: English
Date: 1997
College students, Women, Parents and family, Independance

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