Examining the Relationship Between Adolescents' Psychological Resilience and Attachment Styles Using Canonical Correlation

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Canonical correlation, psyhchology, education, adolescent


This study aimed to examine the relationship between adolescents' psychological resilience and attachment styles. This research was designed according to the correlational design, which is one of the quantitative research methods. The population of the research consists of high school students studying in Şahinbey District of Gaziantep. The sample of the research is 570 students in 3 Anatolian High Schools, 2 Vocational and Technical Anatolian High Schools, and 1 Imam Hatip High School, determined randomly by the stratified sampling method,  2n done class in each of the 9, 10, 11 and 12 grades determined by the random cluster sampling method. The Adolescent Resilience Scale was used to measure the level of resilience, and the Three-Dimensional Attachment Styles Scale was used to measure attachment styles. In the study, the relationship between family support, peer support, school support, adaptation, empathy, and struggle determination, which are the sub-dimensions of the Adolescent Psychological Resilience Scale, and the sub-dimensions of the Three-Dimensional Attachment Styles Scale, between the secure, avoidant, and anxious-indecisive attachment data sets, were examined with canonical correlation analysis. As a result of the canonical correlation analysis, a significant relationship was found between psychological resilience and attachment styles, and the common variance shared between data sets was found to be 44.1%.




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Kılınç, E. (2023). Examining the Relationship Between Adolescents’ Psychological Resilience and Attachment Styles Using Canonical Correlation. International Journal of Psychology and Educational Studies, 10(2), 441–452. https://doi.org/10.52380/ijpes.2023.10.2.1001