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Parental and peer attachment and its relationship with positive youth development


Mohamed, Nor Hidayah and Hamzah, Siti Raba'ah and Ismail, Ismi Arif and Abu Samah, Bahaman (2017) Parental and peer attachment and its relationship with positive youth development. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7 (9). pp. 352-362. ISSN 2222-6990


The role of parental and peer attachment in youth development is widely deliberated by scholars in human development. The importance of these two components cannot be denied because they are the closest components in the development of the individual youths. In this article we examined the relationship between parental and peer attachment with youth development using the 5Cs in the Positive Youth Development (PYD) Model. The 5Cs are competence, confidence, connection, character, caring & compassion. A structural equation model was tested on a sample of 677 youths at community colleges in Malaysia ranging in age from 18 to 23 years (M = 19.47, SD = 3.59). This study utilised the self-administered survey questionnaires. The result showed there was a significant relationship between both factors with PYD. Implications of the study showed parental and peer attachment were contributing factors towards positive youth development.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.6007/IJARBSS/v7-i9/3331
Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Positive youth development (PYD); Parental attachment; Peer attachment; Community colleges; Youth
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2018 04:09
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2018 04:09
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/59268
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