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Ungdomar i styvfamiljer. Anknytningsmönster och självuppfattning.

Olsson, Catarina LU and Olsson, Margareta LU (2015) PPTR06 20151
Department of Psychology
Abstract
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents’ experiences of living in a stepfamily. We explored attachment related thoughts and feelings and their association to self - perception. Participants in the study were teenagers between 11- 19 years old who had lived with their stepfamily for a minimum of four years. Half of the participants had an ongoing contact with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Social Services (clinical group) while the remaining participants had no such contact (non-clinical group). A standardized attachment interview (FFI) and a self- perception form (What I am like) was used to classify the attachment patterns and to estimate perceived self-perception. Results showed significant differences... (More)
Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents’ experiences of living in a stepfamily. We explored attachment related thoughts and feelings and their association to self - perception. Participants in the study were teenagers between 11- 19 years old who had lived with their stepfamily for a minimum of four years. Half of the participants had an ongoing contact with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Social Services (clinical group) while the remaining participants had no such contact (non-clinical group). A standardized attachment interview (FFI) and a self- perception form (What I am like) was used to classify the attachment patterns and to estimate perceived self-perception. Results showed significant differences between the secure and insecure group in regards to experiencing the mother as a secure base. Adolescents with secure attachment representations also differed significantly from those with insecure attachment representations regarding self-reported competences within the domains behavioral conduct and close friendships. Associations were also found between participants’ experiences of mother as secure base and their self-reported competences within the domains of scholastic competence, behavioral conduct and close friendships. All participants, independently of secure or insecure attachment, did not convey experiencing the father or the step parents as sources of secure base. (Less)
Abstract (Swedish)
Sammanfattning
Studiens syfte var att undersöka ungdomars erfarenheter av att leva i styvfamilj. I studien undersöktes anknytning och sambandet mellan anknytning och självuppfattning. Deltagarna i studien var ungdomar mellan 11-19 år, som hade levt i sin styvfamilj i minst fyra år. Hälften av deltagarna hade en pågående kontakt med Barn och ungdomspsykiatrin och Socialförvaltningen (klinisk grupp) medan övriga deltagare inte hade kontakt med ovanstående enheter (icke klinisk grupp). En standardiserad anknytningsintervju (FFI) och ett självskattningsformulär (What I am like) användes för att klassificera anknytningsmönster och skatta upplevd självuppfattning. Resultaten visade signifikanta skillnader mellan den tryggt och otryggt anknutna... (More)
Sammanfattning
Studiens syfte var att undersöka ungdomars erfarenheter av att leva i styvfamilj. I studien undersöktes anknytning och sambandet mellan anknytning och självuppfattning. Deltagarna i studien var ungdomar mellan 11-19 år, som hade levt i sin styvfamilj i minst fyra år. Hälften av deltagarna hade en pågående kontakt med Barn och ungdomspsykiatrin och Socialförvaltningen (klinisk grupp) medan övriga deltagare inte hade kontakt med ovanstående enheter (icke klinisk grupp). En standardiserad anknytningsintervju (FFI) och ett självskattningsformulär (What I am like) användes för att klassificera anknytningsmönster och skatta upplevd självuppfattning. Resultaten visade signifikanta skillnader mellan den tryggt och otryggt anknutna gruppen avseende att uppleva mamma som trygg bas. Ungdomar med tryggt anknytningsmönster skilde sig också signifikant från de med otryggt anknytningsmönster avseende självrapporterad kompetens inom domänerna uppförande och vänskap. Samband fanns också mellan deltagarnas upplevelse av mamma som trygg bas och deras självrapporterade kompetens inom domänerna skola, uppförande och vänskap. Samtliga deltagare oberoende av trygg eller otrygg anknytning upplevde varken pappa eller styvföräldrar som trygg bas. (Less)
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Olsson, Catarina LU and Olsson, Margareta LU
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PPTR06 20151
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H2 - Master's Degree (Two Years)
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keywords
stepfamily, adolescent, attachment, self-perception, secure base/safe haven
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Swedish
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5424300
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2015-06-08 08:17:14
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  abstract     = {Abstract
The aim of this study was to investigate adolescents’ experiences of living in a stepfamily. We explored attachment related thoughts and feelings and their association to self - perception. Participants in the study were teenagers between 11- 19 years old who had lived with their stepfamily for a minimum of four years. Half of the participants had an ongoing contact with the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Social Services (clinical group) while the remaining participants had no such contact (non-clinical group). A standardized attachment interview (FFI) and a self- perception form (What I am like) was used to classify the attachment patterns and to estimate perceived self-perception. Results showed significant differences between the secure and insecure group in regards to experiencing the mother as a secure base. Adolescents with secure attachment representations also differed significantly from those with insecure attachment representations regarding self-reported competences within the domains behavioral conduct and close friendships. Associations were also found between participants’ experiences of mother as secure base and their self-reported competences within the domains of scholastic competence, behavioral conduct and close friendships. All participants, independently of secure or insecure attachment, did not convey experiencing the father or the step parents as sources of secure base.},
  author       = {Olsson, Catarina and Olsson, Margareta},
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  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Ungdomar i styvfamiljer. Anknytningsmönster och självuppfattning.},
  year         = {2015},
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