Title

A systematic look at the self: The relationship between family organization, interpersonal attachment, and identity

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-1-1998

Department

Psychology

Abstract

This investigation was designed to answer the research question: Does a relationship exist between (a) family role behavior as measured by the Children's Role Inventory and (b) family functioning as measured by the Family Functioning Scale (FFS), interpersonal attachment characteristics as measured by the Bell Object Relations Inventory (BORI), and gender? One hundred fourteen undergraduate students at a Southern university completed the above instruments. One canonical root was found to be significant; its canonical correlation was .81, p < .0001. All four family-role factors of the CRI, all four interpersonal attachment variables of the BORI, and three interpersonal attachment variables of the FFS were highly correlated with the canonical variable. A MANOVA for CRI subscales scores revealed no gender differences.

Publication Title

JOURNAL OF SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY

Volume

13

Issue

3

First Page

465

Last Page

478