Paper - Children's attachment representations: longitudinal relations to school behavior and academic competency in middle childhood and adolescence

  • Metadata:
    • author: T. Jacobsen, V. Hofmann
    • title: Children's attachment representations: longitudinal relations to school behavior and academic competency in middle childhood and adolescence
    • year: 1997
    • url: Weblink
  • Research Question:
    • Do attachmentattachment
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      representations relate to academic competency and school behavior?
  • Method:
    • 7 year-olds from various social backgrounds
    • IQ tests (controlled variable)
    • School behavior rated by teachers at 9, 12 and 15 years old
    • Children's attachment got measured with a picture response technique
    • Academic success was measured by average grade
  • Results:
    • secure attachment correlates with better grades, participation and confidence, even when controlling for multiple possible confounders
  • Interpretation:
    • Attachment representations do influence academic competency and school behavior, with secure attachment styles predicting positive trends in both