The purpose of this study was to make an experimental analysis of the understanding of female undergraduate Christians and Catholics about the image of God and the relationship of their image of God to their adult attachment style. The subjects in this study were 185 students at five selected colleges in Seoul and Gyeonggi province. The research questions posed in this study were as follows: 1. What is the adult attachment style of female college Christians? 2. What is their image of God? 3. What is the impact of their adult attachment style on the image of God? The findings of the study were as below: A stable adult attachment style was most prevailing among the female college Christians investigated, and their image of God varied with their years of believing in Christianity, the faith of their parents, their repentance experience, conviction of salvation and frequency of attending service. As for connections between their adult attachment style and the image of God, the female college students whose adult attachment styles were rejective and avoidant were ahead of the others who had a different adult attachment style in terms of conviction of the presence of God and challenging spirits, and those who had a stable adult attachment style excelled the others with a different adult attachment style in tolerance, compassion and goodness.
The findings of the study are expected to help counselors have a better understanding of the attachment styles of adults and to improve the way of looking at relations between counselors and clients. Also, the findings of the study suggest that in the event of providing counseling to Christian college students, it's effective in identifying the relationship of their adult attachment style to their image of God and in encouraging students with a biased image of God to be stably attached to him. Finally, suggestions about future research efforts were made.