Since the original research in the area of attachment, researchers have (a) applied attachment process and theory to romantic relationships (Freeney & Noller, 1990; Hazan & Shaver, 1987), (b) utilized Ainsworth et al.
Beck and McDonald's (2004) formulation of the Attachment to God Inventory (AGI) provided a means for direct assessment of individuals' attachment bonding with God.
Recent research has also found a link between matters of faith development and attachment; specifically, this research has examined how individuals' faith develops relative to the types of romantic attachment bonds they exhibit with others (Hart et al.
In summary, our main aim was to test how each of the attachment styles was uniquely related to subtypes of withdrawal behavior with urban Chinese boys and girls in middle childhood.
Hypothesis 1a: Secure attachment will have a negative association with shyness.
Dismissive individuals often escape attachment completely because they want a high level of freedom (Beyder-Kamjou, 2004; Turner, 2008).
The rejection sensitivity model wasformed out of attribution and attachment explanations of behavioral relationship.
Drawing from the romantic attachment literature (e.
Through two studies, the current research investigated the hypotheses that attachment theory can provide a framework for understanding individual differences in relationships within church or faith-based congregations and that, similar to other domains of attachment, individual differences in attachment to church family may predict differences in well-being among Christian believers.
Rotational--eg:Gerber hinge (Cendres and Metaux), Gaerny hinge (APM Sterngold), The Dalbo attachment.
Resilient types--eg: Dalbo ball & socket joint with spring, Crismani attachment (Cendres and Metaux).
Based on the image that individuals have of themselves and of others, Bartholomew & Horowitz (1991) drew up a new classification of attachment styles in adults, taking into account two dimensions: the image of others (as figures who can be trusted and who are accessible) and the image of the self (evaluation of oneself as someone who is worthwhile and elicits (or not) interest in others).
However, studies analyzing the role of attachment in the offspring's drug use are highly diverse as regards the conception of attachment on which they are based, the methodology employed and the results obtained, which makes it difficult to draw conclusions about whether certain types of attachment may act as risk or protective factors for substance use.
The basic premise of attachment theory is that individual's experiences with the emotional availability of attachment figures in their lives shape their feelings of self security and trust in others (Bowlby, 1980).
Secure attachment elicits care, protection and investment (Goldberg, 2000).