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Chakeri M, Asgharnejad Farid A, Fathali Lavasani F. Attachment Dimensions, Emotion Regulation and Coping Strategies in Runaway Girls . IJPCP. 2014; 20 (3) :214-223
URL: http://ijpcp.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2233-en.html

Mental Health Research Center, Tehran Institute of Psychiatry- School of Behavioral Sciences and Mental Health, Iran University of Medical Sciences , E-mail: moses606@yahoo.com
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  Objectives : The aim of present research was to compare the attachment dimensions, emotion regulation, and coping strategies between the runaway girls and the control group. Method: The study sample consisted of 90 persons (45 runaway girls and 45 control probands) selected using convenience sampling. Participants completed the Inventory of Parents and Peer Attachment (IPPA), Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) and Adolescents Coping Scale (ACS). The data were analyzed through the independent t-test and Pearson correlation. Results: The runaway girls significantly were different from the control group in the attachment dimensions and emotion regulation (p<0.01). In addition, there was significant difference between the two groups in coping strategies, subscales of the efficient problem solving and non-productive coping (p<0.01). Conclusion: The results emphasized on the importance of attachment dimensions, emotion regulation, and coping strategies in the phenomenon of girls running away from home.

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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: General
Received: 2015/02/2 | Accepted: 2015/02/2

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