Parenting styles and romantic attachment: The mediating effect of psychological well-being in young adults

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Avances en Psicologia Latinoamericana, ISSN: 2145-4515, Vol: 36, Issue: 1, Page: 93-110

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Granja, Maria Bárbara; Pinheiro Mota, Catarina
Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Senor del Rosario; Universidad del Rosario
Psychology; Vinculação, estilos parentais, vinculação amorosa, bem-estar psicológico
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Primordial figures and parenting styles are especially relevant to the way that young adults establish relationships and transitions over their emotional journeys. Satisfactory relations within the parent-child dyad play a leading role in establishing secure romantic relationships and maintaining or increasing the psychological well-being of young adults. This study aims to analyze the effect of parenting styles on the romantic relationships of young adults and to test the mediating role of psychological well-being in the parent-child association. The sample included 787 university students between 18 and 25 years of age. Data collection was performed using the following self-reporting instruments: the Parental Styles and Dimensions Questionnaire: Short Version (psdq), the Romantic Attachment Questionnaire, and the Psychological Well-being Measurement Scale. The results point to a positive predictor effect of democratic parenting styles in relation to psychological well-being and trust in romantic attachments, as well as a negative effect on ambivalence regarding romantic attachment and dependence on that attachment. Psychological well-being also functions as a variable mediating the association between democratic parenting styles and romantic attachment.