Best friend attachment versus peer attachment in the prediction of adolescent psychological adjustment.

@article{Wilkinson2010BestFA,
  title={Best friend attachment versus peer attachment in the prediction of adolescent psychological adjustment.},
  author={Ross B. Wilkinson},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          709-17
        }
}
This study examined the utility of the newly developed Adolescent Friendship Attachment Scale (AFAS) for the prediction of adolescent psychological health and school attitude. High school students (266 males, 229 females) were recruited from private and public schools in the Australian Capital Territory with ages of participants ranging from 13 to 19 years. Self-report measures of depression, self-esteem, self-competence and school attitude were administered in addition to the AFAS and a short… CONTINUE READING
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