Attachment Predicts Adolescent Conversions at Young Life Religious Summer Camps

@article{Schnitker2012AttachmentPA,
  title={Attachment Predicts Adolescent Conversions at Young Life Religious Summer Camps},
  author={Sarah A. Schnitker and Tenelle Porter and Robert A Emmons and Justin L. Barrett},
  journal={The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={198 - 215}
}
The correspondence hypothesis maintains that people with secure parental attachments will experience gradual religious conversions, with internal working models of childhood attachment figures forming the basis of attachment to God. The compensation hypothesis predicts that people with insecure attachments will experience sudden and dramatic conversions as they seek a relationship with God to compensate for insecure attachment relationships. In Study 1, faith narratives from 162 adolescents… 
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