MA (Master of Arts)
Date of Award
Committee Chair or Co-Chairs
Peggy J. Cantrell
Jon B. Ellis, Christopher S. Dula
Of all relational bonds, perhaps the strongest and most complex is the one between parent and child. The dynamics of this relationship potentially hold the key to understanding the future psychological adjustment of the child. The current study was conducted to assess the relationship between perceived parental attachment and coping styles. Undergraduate psychology students (n=300) were administered a survey to examine perceived parental attachment, coping style, and gender. In conflict with previous studies, results indicated that neither respondents' gender nor level of perceived parental attachment was significantly related to participants' reported coping style. Increased knowledge and understanding of parental attachment is critical to understanding the development of psychological well-being.
Thesis - Open Access
Wilson, Leslie C., "An Examination of the Relationship Between Perceived Parental Attachment and Coping Styles." (2008). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 2020. https://dc.etsu.edu/etd/2020
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