RESEARCH: "Religious Conversion and Perceived Childhood Attachment: A Meta-Analysis"

@article{Granqvist2004RESEARCHC,
  title={RESEARCH: "Religious Conversion and Perceived Childhood Attachment: A Meta-Analysis"},
  author={P. Granqvist and L. Kirkpatrick},
  journal={The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion},
  year={2004},
  volume={14},
  pages={223 - 250}
}
In this article we review previous work on religious conversions, relate this work to attachment system dynamics, and present a meta-analysis of results from 11 cross-national questionnaire studies (N = 1465) that have investigated links between religious conversions and perceived childhood attachment history with parents. Two general hypotheses derived from attachment theory were tested. Based on the compensation hypothesis, it was predicted that sudden religious conversions would be… Expand
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