ERIC Number: EJ438845
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1991
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Contributions of Parental Attachment and Family Structure to the Social and Psychological Functioning of First-Year College Students.
Kenny, Maureen E.; Donaldson, Gail A.
Journal of Counseling Psychology, v38 n4 p479-86 Oct 1991
Examined parental attachment, family structure, and social and psychological functioning among 226 college freshmen. For females only, insecure attachment and two dimensions of maladaptive family structure were associated with difficulties in social competence and presence of psychological symptoms. Findings suggest that, for college women, close parental attachments are adaptive when combined with family structure that supports individuation. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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