Relationship between Parental Attachment and Resiliency among Adolescents


Namra Sarwar
Naila Anwar
Bushra Sarwar


The current research aimed to find out the association of parental attachment and resiliency among adolescents (age ranged 13-16 years) of Private secondary schools from Gujrat city.  It was cross-sectional research and sample selected by using a stratified random sampling technique. The total sample was 169 which comprised 71 boys and 98 girls e students from the 9th and 10th classes. To measure parental attachment (mother attachment, father attachment), a standardized scale of “Parent and Peer Attachment developed by Armsden and Greenberg (1987) and for assessing the adolescent’s resiliency, and a scale of “Resiliency for children and adolescents by Sandra Prince-Embury (2013) was used. Pearson Correlation Coefficient was used for statistical analyses of data. Results of the current research revealed a significant relationship between mother, father attachment, and resiliency among adolescents. Results showed significant gender differences in parental attachment and resiliency, boys scored less on mother-father attachment and resiliency as compared to girls. This study will be beneficial for clinical or school psychologists and counselors for conducting more programs to promote resiliency.



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