Date of Award

Fall 12-15-2014

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)




College of Science

First Advisor

Bernard Albiniak


The goal of this study is to determine if a relationship exists between the attachment type of an individual and that individual's level of delinquency and also their peer relations. This was done by having the participant take the Adult Attachment Scale to place them into their attachment type, followed by the Problem Behavior Frequency Scale to determine the participant's level of delinquency, and finally the Index of Peer Relations to assess the amount of problems the participant has with his or her peers. Sixty-one Coastal Carolina students participated in the study and the results show that those with a secure attachment type will have lower levels of delinquency and are less likely to have problems with their peers.

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Psychology Commons