The relation between identity status and romantic attachment style in middle and late adolescence
Abbreviated Journal Title
identity; attachment; SEPARATION-INDIVIDUATION; UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS; EGO; SELF; Psychology, Developmental
This study examined the linkages between identity formation and romantic attachment in an ethnically diverse sample of high school (n = 189) and college students (n = 324). Individuals in the foreclosed identity status group had significantly lower relationship avoidance scores than the diffused identity status group, and the foreclosed group had significantly lower relationship anxiety scores than both the achieved identity and moratorium groups. Identity status and romantic attachment style were significantly related among the college sample, but not among the high school sample. Some ethnic differences in attachment style were noted. Developmental implications are discussed. (c) 2005 The Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Journal of Adolescence
"The relation between identity status and romantic attachment style in middle and late adolescence" (2006). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 5951.