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Attachment behavior; Attribution (Social psychology); High school students -- Iowa -- Psychology; Iowa;


The purpose of this study is to determine if there is a relationship between attachment and attribution in adolescents. The question that will be answered in this study is is there a relationship between attachment (as measured by the Adolescent Attachment Questionnaire) and attribution ( as measured by the Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire). There is not enough data in the literature at the present time to clearly support that there is a relationship. Data were collected by using two instruments, Adolescent Attachment Questionnaire (AAQ), (West, Rose, Spreng, Sheldon-Keller, & Adam, 1998), and Intellectual Achievement Responsibility Questionnaire (Crandall, Katkovosky, & Crandall, 1965). The participants in this study were 105 tenth grade students in Iowa Public Schools located in Northeast Iowa. Analysis of the data included an examination of correlations between attachment and attribution in 10th grade students. The results showed that the research question, "Is there a relationship between attachment and attribution?" is yes, there is a statistically significant (better than chance) relationship. Findings showed that the magnitude of relationship as measured by Spearman Rho is .224, which is significantly different from a chance relationship at the .05 level.

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Specialist in Education


Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

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Radhi Al-Mabuk


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