Publication: Parents’ attachment to their children and their level of interest in them in predicting children’s self-concepts
It is believed that parental behaviours play a critical role in the development of self-concept. Recent research studies have shown that parents’ romantic attachments affect both their parental behaviours and their children’s behaviours. The purpose of this research is to examine predictive levels of parents’ level of dimensions of attachment (attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance) together with their participation in the development of their children’s self-concept. In this research, Parental Involvement Towards Children Scale, Demoulin Self-Concept Developmental Scale for Children and Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised II Scale were used. It was seen that both types of dimensions of attachment on the mothers’ and on the fathers’ affected the children’s self-concept negatively.