Attachment to Parents and the Close Relationships of First Semester College Students

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Stephanie H. Parade (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Esther Leerkes

Abstract: This study investigated the relationship between parental attachment security and friendship and romantic relationship outcomes of first semester college students. 168 college freshmen completed a measure of parental attachment security before their first semester of college and measures to assess ease forming close relationships at college, satisfaction in close relationships at college, and social anxiety at the end of their first semester of college. Results of the study indicated that college students who were more securely attached to their parents at the beginning of the Freshmen year experienced greater ease forming close friendships and romantic relationships at college and more satisfaction in those close relationships.

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Language: English
Date: 2007
Parent and adult child Psychological aspects, College students Psychology, College students Social networks, Attachment behavior, Parent and child Psychological aspects, Friendship Psychological aspects
College students $x Social conditions.
College students $x Social networks.
Parent and child.
Interpersonal relations.

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