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Isabelle Albert and Dieter Ferring

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447300984

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447300984.001.0001

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Intergenerational congruence of attachment: limitations of findings

Intergenerational congruence of attachment: limitations of findings

(p.85) Five Intergenerational congruence of attachment: limitations of findings
Intergenerational relations

Katarzyna Lubiewska

Policy Press

In this chapter dissimilarities of findings regarding intergenerational continuities of attachment are discussed in the light of developmental processes, contextual variables and measurement issues. The distinction between intergenerational transmission and its outcome - intergenerational congruence of attachment - is used to distinguish between two types of conclusions that may be drawn based on studies on individual attachment in the parent-child dyad. It is proposed that evidence on intergenerational congruencies of attachment add more to our knowledge on the intergenerational transmission process rather than its outcome, congruence. Adaptability of parent-child behaviours is stressed as the cause of both similarity and divergence of attachment quality across generations.

Keywords:   attachment, attachment intergenerational transmission, attachment intergenerational congruence, emotional development, attachment measurement, intergenerational relations

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