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Adult Attachment and Willingness to Provide Parental Care among College Students: Effects of Filial Anxiety

  • THE KOREAN JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
  • 2011, 24(4), pp.41-62
  • Publisher : The Korean Society For Developmental Psychology
  • Research Area : Social Science > Psychological Science

Kim, Min Hee 1 홍주연 1

1한국상담대학원대학교

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ABSTRACT

The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of filial anxiety and attachment quality on the willlingness to provide parental care among Korean college students. 242 College students (108 males and 242 females) in Seoul and Kyunggi Province were surveyed. The mediational and moderational effect of two dimension of filial anxiety on attachment and willingness to provide parental care were investigated. Finding suggest that relationship between attachment anxiety and willingness to provide parental care was completely mediated by anxiety to meet perceived demands of caregiving role(FAA) and moderated by anxiety about parents welfare. The relationship between attachment avoidance and willing to provide parental care was partially mediated by anxiety about parents welfare(FAB). Implication for caregiver burden and limitation of the present study are discussed.

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