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Anknytning och vänskap i mellanbarndomen

Saari, Johanna LU and Holmquist, Maria LU (2013) PSPT02 20122
Department of Psychology
Abstract
As part of a larger research project focusing on attachment conducted at Lund University, the links between attachment and aspects of the relationship with a best friend in middle childhood were examined. 66 children ages 10 to 11 years participated, 28 boys and 38 girls. Attachment and three aspects of a best friendship was measured using the Friends and Family interview (FFI), a semi-structured attachment interview addressing children’s mental representations of attachment and parental availability as well as children’s perceptions of relationships with close friends. The Secure Base Script Test (SBST), a narrative-based measure of secure base scripts in middle childhood, was included as a second measure of attachment. Results show... (More)
As part of a larger research project focusing on attachment conducted at Lund University, the links between attachment and aspects of the relationship with a best friend in middle childhood were examined. 66 children ages 10 to 11 years participated, 28 boys and 38 girls. Attachment and three aspects of a best friendship was measured using the Friends and Family interview (FFI), a semi-structured attachment interview addressing children’s mental representations of attachment and parental availability as well as children’s perceptions of relationships with close friends. The Secure Base Script Test (SBST), a narrative-based measure of secure base scripts in middle childhood, was included as a second measure of attachment. Results show associations between coherence in the children’s attachment representation (FFI) and quality in the friendship as well as diversity of feeling, but not with frequency of contact with friend. No association between secure base scriptedness and the three aspects of friendship was found. Minor gender differences were found in the quality of best friendship. The results imply that not only quality, but also diversity of feeling in best friendship, is associated with attachment in middle childhood. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Inom ramen för ett större forskningsprojekt rörande anknytning vid Lunds universitet undersöktes samband mellan anknytning och aspekter av relationen till en bästa vän i mellanbarndomen. 66 barn i åldern 10 till 11 år, varav 28 pojkar och 38 flickor, deltog i studien. Som mått på anknytning samt tre aspekter av vänskap användes den semistrukturerade intervjun Friends and Family Interview (FFI), i vilken den intervjuade tillfrågas om relationer till familj och vänner. Det nyligen utvecklade testet Secure Base Script Test (SBST), som syftar till att studera kognitiva trygg-bas-skript, användes som ett andra mått på anknytning. Samband hittades mellan trygg anknytning mätt med FFI och vänskapsaspekterna kvalitet samt förståelse och uppvisande... (More)
Inom ramen för ett större forskningsprojekt rörande anknytning vid Lunds universitet undersöktes samband mellan anknytning och aspekter av relationen till en bästa vän i mellanbarndomen. 66 barn i åldern 10 till 11 år, varav 28 pojkar och 38 flickor, deltog i studien. Som mått på anknytning samt tre aspekter av vänskap användes den semistrukturerade intervjun Friends and Family Interview (FFI), i vilken den intervjuade tillfrågas om relationer till familj och vänner. Det nyligen utvecklade testet Secure Base Script Test (SBST), som syftar till att studera kognitiva trygg-bas-skript, användes som ett andra mått på anknytning. Samband hittades mellan trygg anknytning mätt med FFI och vänskapsaspekterna kvalitet samt förståelse och uppvisande av komplexa känslor i vänskapsrelationen. Antal umgängestillfällen med vännen var inte relaterat till anknytning. Inga samband hittades mellan grad av trygg-bas-skript och någon av de undersökta vänskapsaspekterna. En tendens till skillnad mellan flickor och pojkar uppmättes för kvalitet i en bästa vänskap. Studiens resultat visar att inte bara kvalitet utan även förståelse av känslor i relationen till en bästa vän har samband med anknytning i mellanbarndomen. (Less)
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author
Saari, Johanna LU and Holmquist, Maria LU
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organization
course
PSPT02 20122
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type
H3 - Professional qualifications (4 Years - )
subject
keywords
vänskap, trygg-bas-skript, mellanbarndom, Anknytning, FFI, SBST
language
Swedish
id
3405407
date added to LUP
2013-01-22 15:35:43
date last changed
2013-01-22 15:35:43
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  abstract     = {As part of a larger research project focusing on attachment conducted at Lund University, the links between attachment and aspects of the relationship with a best friend in middle childhood were examined. 66 children ages 10 to 11 years participated, 28 boys and 38 girls. Attachment and three aspects of a best friendship was measured using the Friends and Family interview (FFI), a semi-structured attachment interview addressing children’s mental representations of attachment and parental availability as well as children’s perceptions of relationships with close friends. The Secure Base Script Test (SBST), a narrative-based measure of secure base scripts in middle childhood, was included as a second measure of attachment. Results show associations between coherence in the children’s attachment representation (FFI) and quality in the friendship as well as diversity of feeling, but not with frequency of contact with friend. No association between secure base scriptedness and the three aspects of friendship was found. Minor gender differences were found in the quality of best friendship. The results imply that not only quality, but also diversity of feeling in best friendship, is associated with attachment in middle childhood.},
  author       = {Saari, Johanna and Holmquist, Maria},
  keyword      = {vänskap,trygg-bas-skript,mellanbarndom,Anknytning,FFI,SBST},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Anknytning och vänskap i mellanbarndomen},
  year         = {2013},
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