Who's Your Daddy? Family Structure Differences in Attachment to God

Volume
Volume 45
Issue
Fall 2017
Title
Who's Your Daddy? Family Structure Differences in Attachment to God
Abstract

Recent research has demonstrated that individuals’ relationships with God are attachment-based. However, research has not yet investigated differences in attachment to God by parents’ marital status. Thus, the goal of the present study was to examine these links. To do so, 288 undergraduate students completed measures assessing family structure, attachment to fathers, attachment to mothers, and attachment to God. Results suggest support for the correspondence theory of attachment to God (i.e., individuals project their attachment to parents onto their attachments to God) for participants with married parents. In contrast, the compensation hypothesis (i.e., individuals seek relationships with God to fulfill unreliable relationships with parents) was supported for participants with divorced parents.

Authors
M.S. Murunga, Dr. A. Limke and Dr. R.W. Wright
Pages
205 - 217
Price
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