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Type: Journal article
Title: Experiences of peer aggression and parental attachment are correlated in adolescents
Author: Earl, R.
Burns, N.
Citation: Personality and Individual Differences, 2009; 47(7):748-752
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
Issue Date: 2009
ISSN: 0191-8869
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Rachel M. Earl and Nicholas R. Burns
Abstract: Whether levels of parental attachment differentiate how individuals are peer victimised was studied in 13, 14 and 15 year olds (N = 204), who completed a modified version of the Direct and Indirect Aggression Scales (DIAS) and the parent sections of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (IPPA). Results showed a moderate negative correlation between Total Victimisation scores and Total Attachment scores (r = −.254, p = .001, CI95 = [−.38, −.12]); the magnitude of correlations was similar for subscale scores and for data on both mother and father considered separately; data did not differ by gender of the respondent. Attachment to mother significantly exceeded attachment to father. The factor structure of the self-report DIAS was explored and a hierarchical solution suggested that it measures general experience of victimisation along with two lower order factors defined by experiences of either direct or indirect aggression
Keywords: Victimisation
Parental attachment
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2009.06.014
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