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role of middle childhood attachment styles in peer liking and target-specific aggression

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Date Issued:
2011
Summary:
Attachment, a vital part of human life, is defined as a strong emotional bond with a caregiver that is formed through repetitions of behaviors that children adjust to accordingly. One forms a view on relationships that transfers from parents to peers as a result of their internal working model (IWM). A secure attachment can form a healthy model while an insecure one may form an unhealthy, negative model. The present study assesses preadolescents' attachment styles toward their friends and examines whether their attachment styles interact with peers' attachment styles to predict liking of the peers and aggression toward the peers.
Title: The role of middle childhood attachment styles in peer liking and target-specific aggression.
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Name(s): May, Alexzandria.
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Psychology
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Physical Form: electronic
Extent: viii, 62 p. : ill.
Language(s): English
Summary: Attachment, a vital part of human life, is defined as a strong emotional bond with a caregiver that is formed through repetitions of behaviors that children adjust to accordingly. One forms a view on relationships that transfers from parents to peers as a result of their internal working model (IWM). A secure attachment can form a healthy model while an insecure one may form an unhealthy, negative model. The present study assesses preadolescents' attachment styles toward their friends and examines whether their attachment styles interact with peers' attachment styles to predict liking of the peers and aggression toward the peers.
Identifier: 774894773 (oclc), 3332723 (digitool), FADT3332723 (IID), fau:3791 (fedora)
Note(s): by Alexzandria May.
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2011.
Includes bibliography.
Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2011. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject(s): Parenting -- Psychological aspects
Attachment behavior in children
Peer pressure in children
Social interaction in adolescence
Interpersonal relationships in children
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3332723
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Host Institution: FAU