RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND ATTACHMENT STYLES IN PARENT-REARED AND INSTITUTION-REARED TURKISH CHILDREN

1993-09-01
HORTACSU, N
CESUR, S
ORAL, A
The present study, using a sample of Turkish children, aimed to test two attachment-theory predictions: (a) institution-reared children who were separated from their parents at an early age are less likely to have secure attachment schemata than children from two-parent families, and (b) depressive schemata are positively related to insecure attachment schemata and negatively related to secure attachment schemata. Following a systems-theory perspective, we also predicted that the relationship between depression and attachment styles would be stronger for institution-reared children than for children from two-parent families. Hazan and Shaver's (1987) attachment-style items and the Beck Depression Inventory were administered to 20 institution-reared and 20 parent-reared boys by a female interviewer. The results supported the first two predictions of the study.

Citation Formats
N. HORTACSU, S. CESUR, and A. ORAL, “RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN DEPRESSION AND ATTACHMENT STYLES IN PARENT-REARED AND INSTITUTION-REARED TURKISH CHILDREN,” JOURNAL OF GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY, vol. 154, no. 3, pp. 329–337, 1993, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: https://hdl.handle.net/11511/66985.