Relationship between Attachment to Parents and Level of Anxiety among Teenagers

Author: Fouzia Razi

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Farooqi

Degree: M.Sc

Year: 2007-2009

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan


The present study investigated the Relationship between the Attachment to Parents and the Level of Anxiety among Teenagers. The sample was consisted of 200 students (100 boys & 100 girls) from different schools. Parental Attachment Questionnaire (PAQ; Kenny, 1987) was used to measure the attachment of teenagers with their parents, and Spence Children’s Anxiety Scale (SCAS; Spence, 1994) was used to measure their anxiety. Permission had already been granted by the authors for the data collection for the current research under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Yasmin N. Faroqi. Non-probability Purposive sampling technique was used. The inclusion criteria were that the sample age was 13 to 19; they must be the students and willing to participate. Survey research design was used. The findings indicated that there is significantly negative correlation between attachment to parents and level of anxiety among teenagers.

Keywords: Attachment, Anxiety, Teenagers

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