Donatella Cavanna, Anna Maria Rosso

"Good-enough" parents: patterns of attachment and adjustment in a sample of adoptive couples

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Keywords: Adoption, attachment, dyadic adjustment, marital satisfaction, transition to parenthood

This study analyses the generalized and specific attachment in a sample of qualified to adopting couples and their adjustment quality in the transition to parenthood. A sample of 25 couples (50 subjects) of parents has been studied by the Adult Attachment Interview, the Current Relationship Interview, and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale. Chi Square Test has been used to compare the AAI and CRI classification distributions; Fisher's test has been used to evaluate possible differences among dycothomic variables; finally, a correlational analysis (Spearman's rho) has been done to measure associations among some AAI and CRI subscales. What comes out is a prevalence of secure attachment patterns and a couple matching where woman is Secure and man is Insecure. Dyadic adjustment, as well as cohesion, consensus and partners' satisfaction appears in norm.

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