Psychosocial vulnerability from adolescence to adulthood: a prospective study of attachment style differences in relationship functioning and partner choice.

@article{Collins2002PsychosocialVF,
  title={Psychosocial vulnerability from adolescence to adulthood: a prospective study of attachment style differences in relationship functioning and partner choice.},
  author={Nancy L Collins and Lynne M Cooper and Austin Albino and Lloyd R. Allard},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2002},
  volume={70 6},
  pages={
          965-1008
        }
}
Using a prospective research design, this study explored whether attachment style during adolescence forecasts the nature and quality of romantic relationships in early adulthood and investigated two general pathways for explaining these effects. Black and White community residents were first interviewed in adolescence at which time they completed a self-report measure of attachment style. Approximately 6 years later, they participated in a follow-up interview along with their current romantic… CONTINUE READING

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