Early evidence of parental attachment among Polish adolescents

Elisa DELVECCHIO, Jianbin LI, Hanna LIBERSKA, Adriana LIS, Claudia MAZZESCHI

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Parental attachment is important for adolescents' development as well as cultural context. Poland used to be collectivist but now is closer to individualistic due to social and economic transformation. Few studies have examined parental attachment and self-esteem among Polish adolescents. This descriptive study (N = 303 Polish adolescents) investigated the levels of parental attachment, gender differences, preferred attachment figure, association with self-esteem and cultural differences with collectivistic (China) and individualistic (Italy) cultures. The results indicated that: (1) there was no gender difference in parental attachment; (2) mother was the preferred attachment figure; (3) parental attachment was related to self-esteem; and (4) cultural differences were found. Findings were discussed in terms of Polish sociopolitical situation. Copyright © 2020 PsychOpen.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-94
JournalEurope's Journal of Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2020


Delvecchio, E., Li, J.-B., Liberska, H., Lis, A., & Mazzeschi, C. (2020). Early evidence of parental attachment among Polish adolescents. Europe's Journal of Psychology, 16(1), 82-94. doi: 10.5964/ejop.v16i1.1809


  • Attachment
  • Adolescence
  • Self-esteem
  • Poland
  • Cross-cultural study


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