Assessment of Adolescent Attachment Patterns of College Students

Eric Paul D. Peralta, Rachel Grace M. Esguerra

Abstract


Attachment patterns are the emotional bond formed with the people around us.This study determined the different adolescent attachment patterns (parent, peer, and romantic) and compared them to demographic variables including age, sex, and marital status. Online survey served as the primary means of data collection. A total of 60 students taking BS Human Ecology major in Family Development at the University of the Philippines Los Baños in Laguna, Philippines were the respondents of the study. Results revealed higher peer trust and communication than with their parents. Alienation is a little more experienced with peers than with their parents. More so, trust dimension was found to have statistically significant different means. In terms of romantic patterns, secure and fearful attachments best describe the students. However, fearful attachment was also reported as the least likely to describe them, followed by dismissing attachment.


Keywords


Adolescence; Parent attachment pattern; Peer attachment pattern; Romantic attachment pattern.

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