The role of adult attachment in attaining marital cohesion among parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Fatahyah, Yahya and Antigonos, Sochos (2013) The role of adult attachment in attaining marital cohesion among parents of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In: Prosiding Kongress X11, Konvensi Nasional XV111 Asosiasi Bimbingan dan Konseling Indonesia (ABKIN) dan Seminar International Konseling, 16 November 2013, Denpasar Bali.

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Abstract

The present study aimed to explore the influence of adult attachment on relationship quality in parents of children with ADHD. A cross-sectionalmethod design was used to address the research objective. Two groups of participants were employed: parents of children with ADHD, and parents of children without ADHD. Three established questionnaires were used; Conners Parental rating Scale (CPRS), for diagnosing children with ADHD, Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), for measuring relationship quality, and Experience in Close Relationship (ECR) for measuring attachment stylesof the parents.The result from them hierarchical multiple regressionsshowthat attachment style moderated the impact of having a child with ADHD on marital cohesion in the couple. In other words, having a child with ADHD was found to be affected by marital cohesion in the condition of high avoidance, but it was found to be unaffected by marital cohesion in the condition of low avoidance.This shows that the framework provided by Attachment Theory can potentially provide a unique understanding of the way in which adults function in terms of their interpersonal relationships. It is proposed that this research can make a contribution towards relevant intervention programs to facilitate support for parents of children with ADHD by emphasizing the importance of the attachment. In particular the findings of this research might inform interventions to enhance relationship satisfaction in parents of children with ADHD, and the behavior of the children with ADHD will be improved as an implication of their parents’ relationship satisfaction.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Adult Attachment, marital cohesion, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 26 Jul 2018 01:46
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2020 08:08
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/20904

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