Parental rearing style as a predictor of attachment and psychosocial adjustment during young adulthood

BETTS, L.R., TRUEMAN, M., CHIVERTON, L., STANBRIDGE, A. and STEPHENS, J., 2013. Parental rearing style as a predictor of attachment and psychosocial adjustment during young adulthood. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 30 (6), pp. 675-693. ISSN 0193-3973


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Parental rearing-styles are crucial for psychosocial adjustment both during childhood and adulthood. The current study examined whether: (a) parental rearing-styles predicted psychosocial adjustment in young-adulthood, (b) this relationship was mediated by attachment styles , and ( c ) gender differences occur in these relationships. Two hundred and forty (103 male and 132 female) university students completed measures assessing parental rearing-style , current attachment style, romantic relationship satisfaction, friendship quality, self-esteem, and social competence. Multigroup structural equation modelling, conducted separately by gender, revealed that parental rearing-style predicted psychosocial adjustment during young-adulthood. Further, there was also evidence of gender differences and that self-models and other-models of attachment mediated this relationship. Together, these findings reinforce the importance of perceived parental rearing-style for subsequent psychosocial adjustment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
Creators: Betts, L.R., Trueman, M., Chiverton, L., Stanbridge, A. and Stephens, J.
Publisher: Sage
Date: 2013
Volume: 30
Number: 6
ISSN: 0193-3973
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:18

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