Attachment representations and characteristics of friendship relations during adolescence.

  title={Attachment representations and characteristics of friendship relations during adolescence.},
  author={Peter Zimmermann},
  journal={Journal of experimental child psychology},
  volume={88 1},
Attachment theory proposes that experiences with the primary caregivers are an important basis for the development of close social relationships outside the parent-child relationship. This study examined the association between representations of attachment, as assessed with the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), representations of friendship and peer relations, as assessed with an interview in a sample of 43 adolescents. Secure attachment representations were significantly related to interview… CONTINUE READING

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