Sex-specific relationships among attachment security, social values, and sensation seeking in early adolescence: implications for adolescents' externalizing problem behaviour.

@article{Sarracino2011SexspecificRA,
  title={Sex-specific relationships among attachment security, social values, and sensation seeking in early adolescence: implications for adolescents' externalizing problem behaviour.},
  author={Diego Sarracino and Fabio Presaghi and Silvia Degni and Marco Innamorati},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={541-54}
}
In early adolescence, attachment security reflects not only the quality of ongoing relationships with parents, but also how adolescents process social relationships with "others" - that is, their "social value orientation" - with possible implications for adolescents' risk-taking. In this study, a sample of Italian early adolescents were administered self-report measures in order to examine the relationships (a) between early adolescents' perceived attachment security to mothers and fathers… CONTINUE READING

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