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Maggie PaulusFollow

Abstract

The research literature reveals a positive association between parental attachment and resilience. For example, Guo (2019) found positive correlations between maternal and paternal attachment and resilience in a large sample of high school students. Schaan and Vögele (2016) found that resilience may have long-term consequences of for young adults who have experienced their parents’ divorce.

Additionally, researchers have found a relationship between parental attachment and self-control and between self-control and resilience. Specifically, Wright and Beaver (2005) found that the quality of parental relationship may be prime contributors for either fostering or thwarting self‐control in their children; and Yang, Xia, & Zhou (2019) found a significant positive relationship between self-control and resilience in a sample of adults. Our study sought to examine self-control as a mediator between parental attachment and resilience.

Based on the literature, our hypotheses were: 1) Parental attachment will predict self-control and resilience; 2) Self-control will predict resilience; and 3) Self-control will mediate the relationship between parental attachment and resilience.

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department

Psychology

Location

Milwaukee, WI

Breakout Room

25

Start Date

4-14-2021 1:00 PM

End Date

4-14-2021 1:45 PM

Presentation Type

Video (Live-Zoom)

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Apr 14th, 1:00 PM Apr 14th, 1:45 PM

Parental Attachment, Self-Control, and Resilience: A Mediation Study

Milwaukee, WI

The research literature reveals a positive association between parental attachment and resilience. For example, Guo (2019) found positive correlations between maternal and paternal attachment and resilience in a large sample of high school students. Schaan and Vögele (2016) found that resilience may have long-term consequences of for young adults who have experienced their parents’ divorce.

Additionally, researchers have found a relationship between parental attachment and self-control and between self-control and resilience. Specifically, Wright and Beaver (2005) found that the quality of parental relationship may be prime contributors for either fostering or thwarting self‐control in their children; and Yang, Xia, & Zhou (2019) found a significant positive relationship between self-control and resilience in a sample of adults. Our study sought to examine self-control as a mediator between parental attachment and resilience.

Based on the literature, our hypotheses were: 1) Parental attachment will predict self-control and resilience; 2) Self-control will predict resilience; and 3) Self-control will mediate the relationship between parental attachment and resilience.