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Parental Attachment Among Korean–American Adolescents

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The present study examined the relationship between parental care and control perceived by Korean–American adolescents, and further investigated the relationships between parental attachment styles and mental health measures including self-esteem, depression, and social support. The relationship between parental care and parental control resulted in a significantly negative correlation. Parental care showed significantly positive correlations with self-esteem and social support, and a negative correlation with depression. Parental control showed a significantly negative correlation with self-esteem, and a significantly positive correlation with depression. The analysis demonstrated that optimal parenting showed significantly higher self-esteem, lower depression, and higher social support than the other groups.

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Park, W. Parental Attachment Among Korean–American Adolescents. Child Adolesc Soc Work J 26, 307–319 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10560-009-0164-2

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Keywords

  • Parental attachment
  • Self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Social support
  • Korean American adolescents