Primary Attachment to Parents and Peers during Adolescence: Differences by Attachment Style

@article{Freeman2001PrimaryAT,
  title={Primary Attachment to Parents and Peers during Adolescence: Differences by Attachment Style},
  author={Harry Freeman and B. Bradford Brown},
  journal={Journal of Youth and Adolescence},
  year={2001},
  volume={30},
  pages={653-674}
}
This study examines the nature of adolescent attachment to parents and peers during adolescence. A projective measure was used to classify 99 11th and 12th grade students into secure, insecure dismissing, and insecure preoccupied attachment groups. Respondents identified their primary attachment figure by nomination and by rating the level of attachment support they received from mothers, fathers, best friends, and boy/girlfriends. On average, parents and peers were equally likely to be… 

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