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Relationship between Attachment Styles and Social-Behavioral-Affective Problems among Primary School Children in Tehran

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Roudehen Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 4, Issue (2), Pages 44-47, February,2 (2015)


Current work was done aiming at investigating relationship between attachment and behavioral, affective and social problems and predicating it based on level of attachment in primary school children (Region 6, Education Organization of Tehran) in 2013. To this end, male and female school-age children (n = 120) from Region 6 in Tehran (5 schools for girls and 5 schools for boys) were selected by cluster sampling method. Q-TEST attachment scale and child behavior checklist system (CBCL) tools were used for data collection and measuring behavioral, social, and affective problems. SPSS software was used for data analysis and Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis was used for investigating relationship between variables. Results indicate there is significant correlation between attachment style and socialand affective problems among children. In other words, the style of the attachment can predict the social-behavioral- affective problems among children. Overall mutual affective support of parents gives feeling of security to children and in fact parent needs mutual security for nurturing children.


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