Attachment and Religious Beliefs––Attachment Styles in Evangelical Christians

Abstract

Attachment styles, interpersonal problems, and personality variables were identified in male members of two German charismatic Christian congregations. To assess attachment styles and interpersonal relations, a semi-structured attachment interview was applied. In addition, self report measures focusing on aspects of self concept, self regulation, and interpersonal problems were used and analysed in relation to attachment styles. Significant differences were found between the investigated group and corresponding norm samples in a number of measures related to interpersonal problems, self regulation, and self concept. Focussing on attachment styles, the results are compared with findings of the literature and discussed accordingly.

DOI: 10.1007/s10943-006-9091-0

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@article{Ross2006AttachmentAR, title={Attachment and Religious Beliefs––Attachment Styles in Evangelical Christians}, author={Thomas A Ross}, journal={Journal of Religion and Health}, year={2006}, volume={46}, pages={75-84} }