M.A. in Applied Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Kerwin, Mary Louise
College students; Parent and adult child
The purpose of the present study was to examine if a relationship exists between attachment to parents and peers and college student adjustment during the freshmen year. Forty-seven undergraduate freshmen students between the ages of 18-19 participated in this study. Each participant completed four questionnaires including a demographic information survey, the Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire, the Texas Social Behavior Inventory, and the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment. Correlation analyses determined that there was a significant positive relationship between attachment to parents and peers and college student adjustment. Analyses of Variance determined that there were significant differences between gender in adjustment to college, and in mother and peer attachment. No significant differences were found regarding gender and father attachment or residency status and adjustment to college or attachment patterns.
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