Attachment styles: Fear of compassion and callous-unemotional traits among juvenile delinquents
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-19, 17:16 authored by Akmal, KM, Andrew FoongAndrew Foong
Literature on adolescent delinquency indicated strong family bonds acted as protective factors against delinquent behaviors, hence brings significance to study attachment styles. The purpose of the present study is to determine the relationship between Fear of compassion and then, Callous-unemotional traits in relation to attachment styles. The study further examined the relationship between Fear of compassion and Callous-unemotional traits. A purposive sample of 177 adolescents in detention centers were assessed using a Relationship Questionnaire with Fear of Compassion Scale and Inventory of Callous-unemotional Traits - Youth. Findings of the study indicated Fear of compassion is not significant in relation to attachment styles. However, Callous-unemotional traits were significantly related to attachment styles. Additionally, Fear of Compassion suggested predictive value to Callous-unemotional traits. The study provides a contextual perspective on the importance of attachments styles in the wider context of familial relationships for adolescents.
Publication titleJournal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
Department/SchoolSchool of Nursing
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