Reference : How is parenting and adolescents’ attachment related in diverse cultures?
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How is parenting and adolescents’ attachment related in diverse cultures?
Lubiewska, Katarzyna mailto [Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland > Institute of Psychology]
Albert, Isabelle mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Trommsdorff, Gisela mailto [University of Konstanz, Germany > Department of Psychology]
7th International Attachment Conference
06-08-2015 to 08-08-2015
Society for Emotion and Attachment Studies (SEAS)
New York
[en] adolescence ; ecological framework ; rejection
[en] Although parenting warmth is conceived as pan-cultural predictor of child attachment, some studies indicate that the extent of its effect differs across cultures and that in certain contexts attachment may be explained better by rejection than acceptance.
Referring to an ecological framework, we asked to what extent culture moderates the relation between parenting (acceptance-rejection) and adolescents’ attachment. Our sample consisted of 4246 mothers and their adolescent children interviewed in 14 countries. Generic attachment was indicated by anxiety and avoidance.
Results revealed that maternal parenting explained child attachment in general. However, effects on anxiety were moderated by culture. More precisely, in countries where effects of rejection were stronger, effects of acceptance were weaker. Results indicate that in some countries maternal rejection (compared to acceptance) is a stronger (or the only) predictor of adolescents’ anxiety. Results will be discussed in the framework of attachment and culture-informed model of intergenerational relations.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
Value of Children and Intergenerational Relations (VOC)

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