Attachment Relationships with Fathers and Mothers during Early Chilhood


The aim of this study was to analyze the nature of affective relationships between parents and children and to explore representational models in a sample of 111 children aged between 3 and 6, assessed using a projective measure. The results obtained confirm that, globally, security in the representation of attachment is higher with mothers. The figure of the father in the established hierarchy is secondary. The results also reveal a statistically significant relationship between children’s age and the attachment established with their fathers and mothers. The older the child, the greater the security manifested in their relations, and the younger the child, the greater the insecurity.

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Portu-Zapirain, N. (2013). Attachment Relationships with Fathers and Mothers during Early Chilhood. Psychology, 4, 254-260. doi: 10.4236/psych.2013.43A038.

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