Attachment Style and Family Dynamics in Young Adults

Joan Pfaller, Mark Kiselica, Lawrence Gerstein

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This study examined the relationship between attachment style and family dynamics in a sample of 238 undergraduates. Participants who were securely attached reported significantly higher levels of adaptability, cohesion, and satisfaction in their family of origin than did avoidant and anxious-ambivalent participants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)353-357
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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