Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Hamid Rahim

Committee Chair and Members

Hamid Rahim, Chair

Gary Kose


Anxiety, Anxiety in young adults, Anxious attachment, Parent relationship, Parental attachment, Parental bonding


Numerous studies have shown that attachment styles develop from primary caregivers and influence our self esteem and ability to trust and maintain healthy relationships. Correlations with different attachment styles and negative outcomes, such as anxiety have been made. This study investigated the relationship between Anxious attachment style and Anxiety in 37 college students 18-30 at an undergraduate college in New York. The Collins Adult Attachment Scale Attachment was used to assess attachment styles and the Hamilton Anxiety Scale for anxiety. In this study, anxious attachment style positively correlated with Anxiety. A secondary finding revealed that religious affiliation negatively correlated with anxiety.

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