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Age and Sex Differences in the Influence of Attachment Relationships on Adolescent Psychological Health

Wilkinson, Ross B.


The quality of adolescent attachment with mothers, fathers, and peers, and the impact of these relationships on psychological health and self-esteem is examined in a sample of 615 high school students. Using an attachment theory perspective, it is argued that different attachment relationships have different affects on adjustment depending on age and gender. Results support the view that attachment develops in peer relationships before withdrawing from parental relationships in adolescence and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist


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