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| Published: August 03, 2021

Parental Attachment, Self-Regulation and Social Skills among Young Adults

Mercy Maria Jennifer.N

Research Scholar, Dept. of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Banglore, India Google Scholar More about the auther

, Dr. Deepthi Vijayan

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous), Banglore, India Google Scholar More about the auther


DOI: 10.25215/0903.041


It is reported that adults learn and acquire the self-regulating skills and more of socializing skills from their peers and environment. Since the parents are the attachment figures, do they play the role in developing these factors in the adults is the predominant need of the study. This study explored the extent to which parental attachment teach the adult children, how to be self-regulated and be socializing with the society. A purposive sample of 100 college going students from Bangalore was carefully selected with both male and female participants. The 100 students were administered with Maureen E. Kenney’s parental attachment questionnaire, Miller and Brown’s self-regulation scale and Rathus scale of assertiveness. Pearson correlation was used to find the relationship among the parental attachment, self – regulation and the social skills. The results of correlation revealed that there exists no significant relationship among the parental attachment, self-regulation and social skills of the young adults. There are different sources such as peer groups, environment and the personality traits that influence the adults to be self-regulated and being socializing with the society. Intervention strategies can be implemented in order to improve the parent and the adult relationship.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429


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Published in   Volume 09, Issue 3, July- September, 2021