The relationship between the quality of adult attachment and quality of transition in first year university students.
(2016) The relationship between the quality of adult attachment and quality of transition in first year university students., no. 36.
This research project examined the correlation between the quality of attachment and the quality of transition of First Year University Students in Scotland. Participants were 33 undergraduate students (22 females and 11 males) who attended high school in the previous year. Participants completed an online questionnaire which was made up of two smaller questionnaires: the 36-item Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised Questionnaire by Fraley and Brennen (2002) and the 61-item First Year Engagement Questionnaire by Krause and Coates (2008) at the end of their first semester. There were significant negative correlations with both the avoidance and anxiety attachment related scores and the beyondclass engagement section of the FYEQ, suggesting that as predicated those individuals that score high on either the avoidance or anxious attachment related scale have more difficulty transitioning to university whether it be the feeling of belonging in the university or making new friends.