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Journal:   KNOWLEDGE & RESEARCH IN APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY   spring 2019 , Volume 20 , Number 1 (75) ; Page(s) 112 To 121.

The Role of Attachment in risky behaviors of male high school adolescent students

Author(s):  REZAEI JAMALOEI HASAN*, HASANI JAFAR, normohamadi najafabadi Mohammad
* Department of Psychology, Najafabad Azad University, Najafabad, Iran
From the perspective of the evolutionary psychology, the range of adolescents, the period of the review of psychological symptoms can be considered. The aim of this study was to investigate the role of attachment styles in adolescent’ s risky behaviors. The statistical population of the study was 2570 male high school students in Najaf Abad city (Isfahan) in the academic year of 2012-2013. A multi-stage random cluster sampling method was used to select 247 of them. Measuring tool included scale attachment styles (Collins & Read, 1990) and Iranian Adolescent Risky Behavior Scale (Zade Mohammadi & et al, 2012). The results of stepwise multi-variable regression analysis indicated that Safe attachment style of hazardous driving components, violence, smoking, and alcohol use high risk behaviors with 4, 6, 8, and 11 percent of their variance, respectively, and negatively predicted respectively. The avoidant attachment style predicted components of drug use and friendship with the opposite sex by explaining 13 and 8 percent of their variance and ambivalent attachment style, predicting the components of friendship with the opposite sex and sexual relationship and sexuality by explaining 6 and 5 percent of their variance. These results indicate that attachment styles play an important role in the tendency and prevention of risky behavior in the students and young adults.
Keyword(s): risky behaviors,attachment styles,adolescent
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