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Although current research has studied the relationship between parental attachment and mental disorders, the results have been inconclusive. This study attempted to further previous research and focus on the relationship between parental attachment and schizophrenia in specific. The subjects consisted of two groups, adults that have been diagnosed with schizophrenia, and adults that are mentally healthy. Subjects from both groups completed Parker's Parental Bonding Instrument (1979). The two groups' scores were compared in an attempt to establish a relationship between parental attachment and schizophrenia. The schizophrenic group reported significantly less care than the normal group. There was no significant difference found between the two groups in overprotection; both groups reported high overprotection.
Terbock, Madonna Marie, "Parental Attachment and Schizophrenia: Is There a Relationship?" (1999). Theses. 319.
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