Parental Bonding and Current Psychological Functioning Among Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors
The relation between perceived parental bonding to maternal and paternal primary caregivers and current psychological functioning was examined among an adult female sample (n = 78) of child sexual abuse survivors (CSASs). Although CSASs revealed significantly poorer psychological adjustment than non-CSASs, high paternal care was significantly associated with better psychological functioning among CSASs. These data are discussed in the context of attachment theory.
Journal of Counseling Psychology
Lyddon, W. J.
(1998). Parental Bonding and Current Psychological Functioning Among Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 45(3), 358-362.
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