Attachment Styles and Self-Esteem among Adolescents

  • Sanober Jamil Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi
  • Dr. Hina Ayaz Habib Institute of Clinical Psychology, University of Karachi
  • Laila Lodhia Cedar School, Karachi
Keywords: Adolescent, Attachment Styles, Secure Attachment, self-esteem, Depression.


The current research aims to find the relationship between secure attachment style and self-esteem among latency adolescence. The assumptions developed for the study stated that a) secure attachment style would be positively correlated with self-esteem among Adolescents.  b) Insecure attachment style (anxious and avoidant) would be negatively correlated with self-esteem among adolescents. The sample of the study comprised of 180 adolescents including 90 male and 90 female adolescents with age ranges between 12 to 16 years (M=13.27, SD=1.13) were selected through purposive sampling technique from private schools based in Karachi, Pakistan. After taking approval from the authorities, the participant's assent to participate in the research was taken and a demographic form was administered. To measure the effect of attachment on self-esteem, the Attachment Style Classification Questionnaire (Finzi et al., 1996) and the Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale (Rosenberg, 1965) were used. Descriptive statistics and Pearson product-moment coefficient of correlation were applied to study the correlation among the study variables. The finding shows a noteworthy relationship between secure attachment styles and self-esteem was found with an r-value of .118 and a P value of .116.

How to Cite
Sanober Jamil, Dr. Hina Ayaz Habib, & Laila Lodhia. (2020). Attachment Styles and Self-Esteem among Adolescents. Research Journal of Social Sciences and Economics Review (RJSSER), 1(4), 11-21.