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American Journal of Educational Research. 2018, 6(7), 967-976
DOI: 10.12691/education-6-7-12
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Separation Anxiety and its Relation to Parental Attachment Styles among Children

Sawzan Sadaqa Basyouni1,

1Mental Health and Psychological Counseling, College of Education, Umm al-Qura University

Pub. Date: July 10, 2018

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Sawzan Sadaqa Basyouni. Separation Anxiety and its Relation to Parental Attachment Styles among Children. American Journal of Educational Research. 2018; 6(7):967-976. doi: 10.12691/education-6-7-12


The present study aimed at identifying the relationship between parental attachment styles and separation anxiety in the light of the gender of children. Therefore, the scales of separation anxiety and parental attachment were prepared and applied to a sample of 300 students from the upper grades in the primary stage in Jeddah. Results showed statistically significant correlation coefficients between parental attachment styles (anaclitic attachment, anxious attachment, and preoccupied attachment) and separation anxiety (depressive symptoms associated with parental separation anxiety, social concerns, fear of child-mother separation, general anxiety, and total degree of parental separation anxiety). There were no statistically significant differences in anxious attachment and depressive symptoms associated with parental separation anxiety and fear of parent's departure from the house.

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