The Relation of Attachments and Supports to Adolescent Well-Being and School Adjustment

Cotterell J.L. (1992) The Relation of Attachments and Supports to Adolescent Well-Being and School Adjustment. Journal of Adolescent Research, 7 1: 28-42. doi:10.1177/074355489271003


Author Cotterell J.L.
Title The Relation of Attachments and Supports to Adolescent Well-Being and School Adjustment
Journal name Journal of Adolescent Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-6895
Publication date 1992-01-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/074355489271003
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 28
End page 42
Total pages 15
Publisher ACADEMIC PRESS LTD- ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
Language eng
Subject 3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3312 Sociology and Political Science
Abstract This study examined the relationship between adolescents 'adjustment and their supportive relations with significant others. It linked the Bowlby concept of social attachment with that of social support (derived from social network theory) in describing the exchange content of adolescents interactions with parents, peer-friends, and adult nonkin. Within each of these three support systems, only moderate relationships were found between adolescents number of supports and the strength of attachments to members of the respective support systems. Fewer relationships were found between supports and adjustment than between attachments and adjustment. For both sexes, the strength of attachments to parents and to teachers was associated with young people's positive feelings about themselves. Network ties providing informational support (encouragement, guidance, and advice) were related to girls'and boys'academic outcomes in different ways: among girls, support from parents and adult nonkin was related to academic self-concept, whereas among boys, support from friends was negatively related to self-concept and educational plans.
Keyword Psychology, Developmental
Psychology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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