The Relationship of Parental Attachment and Psychological Separation to the Psychological Functioning of Young Adults

  title={The Relationship of Parental Attachment and Psychological Separation to the Psychological Functioning of Young Adults},
  author={Angeliki Leondari and Grigoris Kiosseoglou},
  journal={The Journal of Social Psychology},
  pages={451 - 464}
Abstract The authors explored the interrelations between attachment patterns and psychological separation from parents as well as the contribution of these variables to adaptive psychological functioning. Among 153 university students in Greece, there was a positive association between security of attachment and freedom from guilt, anxiety, and resentment toward one's parents (conflictual independence); in contrast, there was an inverse relation between security of attachment and independence… 

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