Advisor

Martha Balshem

Date of Award

1-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology

Department

Sociology

Physical Description

1 online resource (vii, 66 p.) : ill. (some col.)

Subjects

Young adults -- Family relationships, Parent and adult child -- Psychology, Adjustment (Psychology)

DOI

10.15760/etd.102

Abstract

Data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health Waves I and III are used to estimate the effect of parental attachment on independence in emerging adults ages 18 to 27. The nature of independence focused on living in a place of their own and not receiving financial support from parents, which described about half of the sample. The study finds that emerging adults who, in their youth, expressed high attachments to their parents, were slightly less likely to become independent as emerging adults. Rather, age and gender are greater positive predictors of independence.

Description

Portland State University. Dept of Sociology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4713

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