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Perceptions of secure base provision within the family.
Attach Hum Dev. 2009 Jan; 11(1):47-67.AH

Abstract

The present study examined three sets of questions about secure base provision in the context of the family, including (1) relations between inter-parental perceptions of secure base provision and parents' adult romantic attachment and marital satisfaction, (2) interrelations among family members' perception of secure base provision, and (3) links between both adolescents' and parents' perceptions of secure base provision and adolescent symptoms. Participants were 189 adolescents from two-parent families (mean age = 17 years; 118 girls) and their parents. We found partial support for theorized links between perceptions of spousal secure base provision and spousal romantic attachment, as well as full support for expected associations between secure base provision and marital satisfaction. Family members' perceptions of secure base provision were linked in theoretically expected ways: mothers' perceptions of her spouse as a secure base were positively related to their adolescents' perceptions of the mother as a secure base and the father as a secure base. Further, adolescents tended to agree with mothers about perceptions of the husband/father and with fathers about the wife/mother as a secure base. Finally, adolescents' perceptions of parents as a secure base were associated with lower adolescent internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Inter-parental perceptions of secure base provision were not linked to adolescent symptoms.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services, Pennsylvania State University, USA. ssw10@psu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19197703

Citation

Woodhouse, Susan S., et al. "Perceptions of Secure Base Provision Within the Family." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 11, no. 1, 2009, pp. 47-67.
Woodhouse SS, Dykas MJ, Cassidy J. Perceptions of secure base provision within the family. Attach Hum Dev. 2009;11(1):47-67.
Woodhouse, S. S., Dykas, M. J., & Cassidy, J. (2009). Perceptions of secure base provision within the family. Attachment & Human Development, 11(1), 47-67. https://doi.org/10.1080/14616730802500792
Woodhouse SS, Dykas MJ, Cassidy J. Perceptions of Secure Base Provision Within the Family. Attach Hum Dev. 2009;11(1):47-67. PubMed PMID: 19197703.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perceptions of secure base provision within the family. AU - Woodhouse,Susan S, AU - Dykas,Matthew J, AU - Cassidy,Jude, PY - 2009/2/7/entrez PY - 2009/2/7/pubmed PY - 2009/5/27/medline SP - 47 EP - 67 JF - Attachment & human development JO - Attach Hum Dev VL - 11 IS - 1 N2 - The present study examined three sets of questions about secure base provision in the context of the family, including (1) relations between inter-parental perceptions of secure base provision and parents' adult romantic attachment and marital satisfaction, (2) interrelations among family members' perception of secure base provision, and (3) links between both adolescents' and parents' perceptions of secure base provision and adolescent symptoms. Participants were 189 adolescents from two-parent families (mean age = 17 years; 118 girls) and their parents. We found partial support for theorized links between perceptions of spousal secure base provision and spousal romantic attachment, as well as full support for expected associations between secure base provision and marital satisfaction. Family members' perceptions of secure base provision were linked in theoretically expected ways: mothers' perceptions of her spouse as a secure base were positively related to their adolescents' perceptions of the mother as a secure base and the father as a secure base. Further, adolescents tended to agree with mothers about perceptions of the husband/father and with fathers about the wife/mother as a secure base. Finally, adolescents' perceptions of parents as a secure base were associated with lower adolescent internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Inter-parental perceptions of secure base provision were not linked to adolescent symptoms. SN - 1469-2988 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19197703/Perceptions_of_secure_base_provision_within_the_family_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14616730802500792 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -