A Study of Adult Attachment Security: romantic attachment, and attachment and filial obligation to parents

성인기 애착 안정성에 관한 연구 -이성 및 부모에 대한 애착과 부모 부양 의무감을 중심으로-

  • Cho, Yoon-Joo (Dept. of Family and Consumer Science, Sungshin Women's University)
  • 조윤주 (성신여자대학교 가족문화.소비자학과)
  • Published : 2009.02.28


The purposes of this study are to investigate the relationship between university students' romantic and parent attachment in attachment security and to examine the relationship among romantic attachment, parent attachment and filial obligation for generational transition. Major results of this study are as follows: first, the level of attachment anxiety in female students is higher than male students. 25.1% of the subjects is classified into a secure type and 74.9% is classified as an insecure type. Second, female subjects feel strong attachment to their mothers than male subjects. Third, romantic attachment of female students is related to attachment to their fathers. Fourth, male subjects feel more filial obligation than female subjects. Finally, their romantic and parent attachment are positively related to their filial obligation. Variables that explain male students' filial obligation are ones of 'giving economic aid to parent' and 'the extent of attachment to their fathers'. A variable accounting for female students' filial obligation is 'the extent of attachment to their mothers'.


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