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Attachment patterns and separation anxiety symptom


Mofrad, Sakineh and Abdullah, Rohani and Uba, Ikechukwu (2010) Attachment patterns and separation anxiety symptom. Asian Social Science, 6 (11). pp. 148-153. ISSN 1911-2017; ESSN: 1911-2025


Literature suggests that child attachment and anxiety symptoms are related. One purpose of the present study was to assess whether attachment patterns related differently to separation anxiety symptoms (fear of being alone, and fear of abandonment). Three attachment patterns assessed were secure, avoidant and ambivalent attachment. Findings indicated that ambivalent attachment was most consistently related with higher separation anxiety symptom. And also, different associations were found between the three patterns of attachment and separation anxiety symptoms. In conclusion, those mothers who were consistently responsive and supportive are more responsible for the child’s health.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Human Ecology
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.5539/ass.v6n11p148
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Keywords: Attachment; Separation anxiety; Fear of being alone; Fear of abandonment
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 08:44
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 08:44
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/13324
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