Sex-biased ratio of avoidant / ambivalent attachment in middle childhood

  title={Sex-biased ratio of avoidant / ambivalent attachment in middle childhood},
  author={Marco Del Giudice},
In this study, new evidence is presented of marked sex differences in the distribution of insecure attachment patterns in middle childhood. Attachment was assessed with the Manchester Child Attachment Story Task (MCAST) in a sample of 122 Italian 7-yearolds. The four-way distribution of attachment patterns was significantly unbalanced, with insecure boys more often avoidant (27%) than ambivalent (2%), and insecure girls more often ambivalent (25%) than avoidant (4%). In addition, boys were… CONTINUE READING

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