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Attachment Styles: Fear of Compassion and Callous-Unemotional Traits among Juvenile Delinquents

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Akmal, KM and Foong, ALS ORCID: 0000-0001-5956-4597 2018 , 'Attachment Styles: Fear of Compassion and Callous-Unemotional Traits among Juvenile Delinquents' , Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior, vol. 6, no. 2 , pp. 1-8 , doi: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000371.

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Abstract

Literature on adolescent delinquency indicated strong family bonds acted as protective factors against delinquentbehaviors, hence brings significance to study attachment styles. The purpose of the present study is to determinethe relationship between Fear of compassion and then, Callous-unemotional traits in relation to attachment styles.The study further examined the relationship between Fear of compassion and Callous-unemotional traits. Apurposive sample of 177 adolescents in detention centers were assessed using a Relationship Questionnaire withFear of Compassion Scale and Inventory of Callous-unemotional Traits - Youth. Findings of the study indicated Fearof compassion is not significant in relation to attachment styles. However, Callous-unemotional traits weresignificantly related to attachment styles. Additionally, Fear of Compassion suggested predictive value to Callousunemotionaltraits. The study provides a contextual perspective on the importance of attachments styles in the widercontext of familial relationships for adolescents.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Akmal, KM and Foong, ALS
Keywords: fear of compassion, callous-unemotional traits, juveniles, delinquents
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Child and Adolescent Behavior
Publisher: OMICS International
ISSN: 2375-4494
DOI / ID Number: 10.4172/2375-4494.1000371
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© 2018 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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