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The Influence of Parent-Child Attachment on Romantic Relationships

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Teresa Taylor


The present study examined the significance of parent and child relationships and how the parenting styles used and parent-child attachment related to future reports of romantic relationship anxiety. Participants were young adults ranging from ages 18-30 recruited from various university psychology courses. The participants were given an online questionnaire measuring quantitative data. This questionnaire asked about the participants feelings of respect from their parents toward them, the expectations perceived from parents toward the participant, fear of losing romantic partner’s love, and comfort with closeness in romantic relationships among other related items.

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