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Title: Feelings of subjective emotional loneliness: An exploration of attachment
Authors: Bogaerts, Stefan ×
Vanheule, Stijn
Desmet, Mattias #
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: Soc personality res inc
Series Title: Social behavior and personality vol:34 issue:7 pages:797-812
Abstract: This study examines the relationships between parental attachment, peer attachment, and subjective feelings of emotional loneliness. Three alternative models were tested in a group of 440 graduating psychology students at Ghent University in Belgium. The first hypothesis explored the linear causal relationship between parental attachment, peer attachment, and feelings of emotional loneliness. The second hypothesis tested the direct relationship between parental attachment and feelings of emotional loneliness, and the third hypothesis examined the reciprocity between feelings of emotional loneliness and peer attachment. Using Structural Equation Modeling, results showed that peer attachment mediates strongly between parental attachment and feelings of emotional loneliness. The direct contribution of parental attachment to feelings of emotional loneliness was rather weak. Finally, feelings of emotional loneliness did not contribute significantly to the explanation of peer-attachment style.
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ISSN: 0301-2212
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Research Unit Criminal Law and Criminology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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