Adolescent Attachment, Christian Youth Workers and Frequency of Bible Study

From: Volume 6, Issue 2: Fall 2009, Leadership for Church Ministry Pages 337-352


This research considered whether or not the frequency of Bible teaching relates to attachment relationships between teens and their youth-workers. Bible study and attachment were also considered relative to their relationships to adolescent psychosocial adjustment. Teaching teenagers from the Bible coincides with youth-workers cultivating more successful attachment relationships with young people. Those taught most frequently, demonstrated higher levels of attachment relationships. Bible teaching and adolescent attachment to a youth-worker also related to a teenager feeling less lonely.



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