The Impact of Parental Separation Anxiety on Identity Development in Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood

  title={The Impact of Parental Separation Anxiety on Identity Development in Late Adolescence and Early Adulthood},
  author={Suzanne Bartle-Haring and Penny Sue Brucker and Ellen Hock},
  journal={Journal of Adolescent Research},
  pages={439 - 450}
A longitudinal study of first-year college students and seniors was conducted in order to investigate the relationships between parental separation anxiety and adolescent identity development. Data was collected from mothers, fathers, and adolescents in the autumn and again in the spring. Mothers and fathers completed the parental separation anxiety questionnaire with two subscales, Comfort with Secure Base Role, and Anxiety about Adolescent Distancing. Their adolescent children completed the… 

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