Project Title

Self-Concept Clarity and Attachment Styles

Presenter Hometown

Georgetown, KY

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Jonathan S. Gore

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

This study examined the association between self-concept clarity and attachment style characteristics. We hypothesized that self-concept clarity would positively associate with secure attachment characteristics, and negatively associate with avoidant and anxious attachment characteristics (Hypothesis 1). We also predicted that secure attachment characteristics would be the strongest predictor of self-concept clarity (Hypothesis 2). Data were collected from 408 undergraduate students through an online questionnaire. The results of the correlation revealed that hypothesis 1 was accepted, as secure attachment characteristics were positively associated with self-concept clarity, while anxious and avoidant attachment characteristics were negatively associated. Hypothesis 2 was not accepted, as anxious attachment characteristics were the strongest predictor of self-concept clarity, with avoidant being the second and secure being the third strongest.

Presentation format

Poster

Poster Number

090

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Self-Concept Clarity and Attachment Styles

This study examined the association between self-concept clarity and attachment style characteristics. We hypothesized that self-concept clarity would positively associate with secure attachment characteristics, and negatively associate with avoidant and anxious attachment characteristics (Hypothesis 1). We also predicted that secure attachment characteristics would be the strongest predictor of self-concept clarity (Hypothesis 2). Data were collected from 408 undergraduate students through an online questionnaire. The results of the correlation revealed that hypothesis 1 was accepted, as secure attachment characteristics were positively associated with self-concept clarity, while anxious and avoidant attachment characteristics were negatively associated. Hypothesis 2 was not accepted, as anxious attachment characteristics were the strongest predictor of self-concept clarity, with avoidant being the second and secure being the third strongest.