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Relations Between Parenting and Adolescent's Attachment in Families Differing in Solidarity Patterns
Lubiewska, Katarzyna mailto [Institute of Psychology, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland & Faculty of Psychology, University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland]
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 > Developmental and Cross-Cultural Psychology]
Friedlmeier, Wolfgang mailto [Grand Valley State University > Department of Psychology]
Social Development
Blackwell Publishing
[en] adolescence ; attachment ; family relaitons ; intergenerational relations ; parenting
[en] To explain attachment development in adolescence in different contexts we applied the family solidarity model (e.g., Bengtson, 2001) generally used to analyze intergenerational adult children-elderly parents relations. The model differentiates four family solidarity patterns which were assumed in our study to occur in adolescent –parent relations, though with a different distribution. We tested a susceptibility hypothesis assuming that effects of parenting will be stronger in family patterns with higher, compared with lower, affectual solidarity. A sample of Polish adolescents, their mothers ( N=570, both), and their fathers ( N=290) was surveyed as part of the Value-of-Children Study (Trommsdorff & Nauck, 2005). Four family patterns were identified: highly affectual amicable and harmonious; and less affectual and most frequently displayed detached and disharmonious patterns. The parenting susceptibility hypothesis was supported: For amicable and harmonious families, adolescents’ perception of maternal rejection was more strongly related with their attachment compared with the other family types. Partly in line with our hypothesis, effects of paternal rejection on adolescents ’ attachment were strongest in amicable families, however, not significant in harmonious families. The study demonstrates that the relation between parenting on adolescents ’ attachment representation is influenced by the pattern of family parents –child relations.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Research on Generations and Family
VOC Study
Researchers ; Students
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