Fears and parental attachment in early adolescence

Radka Michalčáková
Lenka Lacinová
Ondřej Bouša
Martina Kotková


The study focuses on the relationship between the parental attachment and fears in early adolescence. A sample of 291 adolescents aged 12 to 14 (165 girls and 126 boys) completed the 78 item FSSC-II (Fear Survey Schedule for Children, second revision) and 25 item IPPA (Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment). The results show that girls perceive themselves as more fearful than boys. Fear seems to increase with age. We also found the quality of attachment to mother to be a predictor of both the overall fear score and of the specific fears related to family environment. Gender and age differences are discussed.

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early adolescence, fear, attachment


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