The Relationship between Early Separation Anxiety, Attachment Styles and Adjustment

Volume 1 - Issue 3
Erdal Hamarta M. Engin Deniz Coşkun Arslan Bülent Dilmaç
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Abstract:


The aim of this study is to investigate the relationship between early separation anxiety, attachment styles and adjustment. The participants of study are 158 female and 105 male university students. Their ages are between 17-19 and age means are 18.66 (Ss:0.51). To collect data personal information form, The Separation Anxiety Symptom Scale (Ceyhan, 2000), Raynolds Adolescent Adjustment Screening Inventory (adapted to Turkish by Meric, 2007) and The Inventory of Experiences on Close Relationships (Sumer, 2006) were used. According to results, there is a significant positive correlation between early separation anxiety and adjustment – high points state general adjustment of people- (r=.26, p<.001). There is also significant positive correlation between early separation anxiety and avoidance - dimension of attachment styles- (r=.13, p<.05). Another significant positive correlation between early separation anxiety and anxiety -dimension of attachment styles- (r=.40, p<.001) was found. These results show that early separation anxiety correlate with adjustment and attachment styles.

Keywords

  • early separation anxiety
  • attachment styles
  • adjustment
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