Attachment style and relationship difficulties in parents of children with ADHD

Fatahyah, Binti Yahya (2015) Attachment style and relationship difficulties in parents of children with ADHD. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 24 (12). pp. 3711-3722. ISSN 1062-1024

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Abstract

Previous studies report that parents of children with ADHD often experience difficulties in their couple relationship. The present study investigated the role of adult attachment style in relation to problems with dyadic adjustment and conflict communication. A cross-sectional design was employed, involving 98 parents of children and adolescents with ADHD and 153 parents of offspring without the disorder (age range in 3–19). Participants completed the following: Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire-R, Communications Pattern Questionnaire, Dyadic Adjustment Scale, and Conner’s Parent Rating Scale–48. According to the findings, the two parental groups differed regarding relationship difficulties only when attachment style was controlled for. Moreover, attachment avoidance moderated the impact of having a child with ADHD on dyadic adjustment while attachment anxiety moderated such an impact on conflict communication. Also, parents of children with less severe ADHD symptoms were more likely to experience relationship problems, while having a child with ADHD moderated the effects of gender on the roles taken in demand-withdraw communication. Considering adult attachment style may provide useful insights into how parents of children with ADHD relate to each other and may inform supportive interventions.

Item Type: E-Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attachment style, Dyadic adjustment, Conflict Communication, Demand withdraw, parents with children with ADHD, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Yahya
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 03:22
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2019 08:23
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20503

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