The relationship between family size, quality of parent- adult child relations, attachment, general health and life satisfaction

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Authors
Mannion, Gwendoline
Issue Date
2013
Degree
BA (Hons) in Psychology
Publisher
Dublin Business School
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Abstract
This was a correlational study examining family size, quality of parent- adult child relationships, attachment, general health and life satisfaction. A convenience sample of 107 participants was used, 37 males and 70 females ranging from 18 to 61 years. Participants voluntarily completed a demographics questionnaire including age, sex and the number of siblings in their family, a one item scale rating the quality of relations between adult- child and parents (Ward, Spitze & Deane, 2009), The General Health questionnaire (Goldberg, 1992), Relationship Scales questionnaire (Griffin & Bartholomew, 1994) and The Satisfaction with life scale (Diener, Emmons, Larsen & Griffin, 1985). It was found that higher scores on dismissive and fearful attachment subscales were associated with lower quality parent- adult child relations. Satisfaction with life was also positively associated with quality of parent- adult child relations. Author keywords: family relations, attachment, general health, satisfaction
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