Congruence of attachment across relationships
Wristen, Amy Joy
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Since Bowlby developed his theory of attachment, researchers have been studying attachment as a developmental quality of individuals' functioning in relationships. The purpose of this study was to determine whether individuals maintain the same level of attachment for all attachment relationships or whether they display different levels of attachment across relationships. The sample was composed of 229 college students. Each subject completed a revised version of the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment. Findings supported a developmental model of attachment over a compensatory model of attachment.