Portland State University. Department of Sociology
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Sociology
1 online resource (vii, 66 p.) : ill. (some col.)
Young adults -- Family relationships, Parent and adult child -- Psychology, Adjustment (Psychology)
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.
Copeland, Cara Joy, "Do Parents Matter? Parental Attachment and Its Effect on Becoming Independent in Emerging Adulthood" (2010). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 102.