EURASIAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, vol.10, no.40, pp.133-150, 2010 (SSCI)
Problem Statement: Adolescent attachment with their parents has been explicitly considered in many studies, and a vast number of studies provide empirical evidence for the link between parental attachment and psychological well-being and adjustment in adolescence. Adolescents explore close and supportive relationships outside of their immediate family in this period, and attachment behavior is often directed beyond parental figures. Attachment theory provides a theoretical underpinning about the link between parent and child attachment style with peer-group functions and relationships. Therefore, in the current study, psychometric properties of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment were examined in a sample of subjects in middle adolescence (aged between 14 and 18 years).