본문 바로가기
  • Home

Personality Variation Depending on Attachment Types of Adults

  • Journal of Special Education: Theory and Practice
  • Abbr : JSPED
  • 2009, 10(3), pp.109-127
  • Publisher : Research Institute of the Korea Special Education
  • Research Area : Social Science > Education

Ju-Young Woo 1

1나사렛대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Studies on the factors of psychopathology are constantly increasing. Especially attachment is required for babies to master development milestones. It is also one of the important elements to lead a sound social life later. It is the representation of personality shaping and interpersonal relation patterns. Therefore this study tries to explore if there is any personality variation depending on adult attachment. MMPI is given to the subjects of 314 college freshmen, a normal group of 236 and a clinical group of 78. This study uses both the revised edition(Oh Jin-ah, 2007)of ECRS; Experience in Close Relationship Scales(Brennan, 1998) and Kim Young-hwan’s version(1989). ANOVA study analysis is employed, and it explores the group variation. Scheffe analysis is also employed for post-hoc analysis. The results are as follows. First, in the normal group, there are some differences of depression, paranoia, and psychasthenia between security attachment and fearful-avoidance attachment. Second, in the clinical group, there are some differences of depression, paranoia, and psychasthenia between security attachment and fearful-avoidance attachment. There are some differences in schizophrenia between preoccupation and fearful-avoidance. There also exist some differences in paranoia and social introversion between security, fearful-avoidance and dependance. This study finds out that there are some differences in depression, psychasthenia, and social introversion between security attachment and fearful-avoidance attachment. In the clinical group, there are some differences depending on the attachment types. Among the insecurity attachment types, fearful-avoidance attachment type can be the one of the most important indices for psycho-pathological personalities. Therefore this study indicates that attachment types can play a great role in setting the therapy strategies.

Citation status

* References for papers published after 2022 are currently being built.