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dc.contributor.advisorKhoury, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorWehbe, Nourhaneen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 63-88)en_US
dc.description.abstractThe current research study examines the impact of insecure attachment styles on the development of delinquency in adolescence, with an emphasis on the effect of early maltreatment on the strength of that relationships. The sample consisted of 48 (10 females and 38 males) incarcerated juveniles at the Central Prison in Roumieh, the Block of the Juvenile Building, in Lebanon. Data were gathered through one-on-one interviews, using the Attitude Toward Delinquency – Pittsburgh Youth Study questionnaire (ATD), the Experiences in Close Relationships, Revised General Short Form inventory (ECR-R-GSF) and the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire Short Form (CTQ-SF). A Pearson bivariate correlation was used to concisely analyze the correlation between history of childhood maltreatment and insecure attachment styles. Also, a paired samples T-Test analysis was conducted to determine the difference between the means of both avoidant and anxious attachment types. And lastly, an ANOVA was used to determine through statistical evidence whether the groups of incarcerated juveniles exposed to severe versus moderate history of childhood abuse’ significantly differed in avoidant and anxious insecure attachment. The statistical analyses showed that a history of childhood maltreatment was positively correlated with anxious attachment, no correlation was existing between childhood maltreatment and attitudes towards delinquency, no prevalent attachment nor significant difference was found between avoidant and anxious attachment in relation to the incarcerated juveniles, and these latter who have been exposed to either severe or moderate history of abuse were found to be more characteristic of an anxious attachment rather than avoidant. Results were explored in light of previous existing literature, within the context of attachment styles and childhood maltreatment. Further future replications recruiting a bigger sample of adolescence should be conducted for exploration of the relationship between insecure attachment styles, childhood maltreatment and antisocial behavior.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Nourhane Wehbeen_US
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xi, 99 pages) : ill., tablesen_US
dc.rightsThis object is protected by copyright, and is made available here for research and educational purposes. Permission to reuse, publish, or reproduce the object beyond the personal and educational use exceptions must be obtained from the copyright holderen_US
dc.subjectInsecure Attachment Styles, Avoidant Attachment, Anxious Attachment, Juvenile Delinquency, Childhood Maltreatment and Abuseen_US
dc.subject.lcshJuvenile delinquency--Lebanonen_US
dc.subject.lcshAbused children--Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.lcshAttachment behavioren_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Balamand--Dissertationsen_US
dc.subject.lcshDissertations, Academicen_US
dc.titleThe long-term effects of childhood maltreatment on juveniles' delinquency : an attachment theory perspectiveen_US
dc.contributor.corporateUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychologyen_US
dc.contributor.facultyFaculty of Arts and Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Balamanden_US
dc.description.degreeMA in Clinical Psychologyen_US
dc.rights.accessrightsThis item is under embargo until end of year 2024en_US
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