Attachment as a Predictor for Leadership Style

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Authors
Lorenzen, Margaret
Silver, Dr. Chris
Issue Date
2023-04-28
Type
Other
Keywords
Scholarship Sewanee 2023 , University of the South , Attachment , Leadership
Abstract
The relationships of children to their caregivers are known to affect the way people continue to interact and engage with those they are in relationships with later in life. These early relationships can create positive, negative, neutral, or mixed self-maintained concepts of safety and confidence within various kinds of relationships and typically categorize people as secure, anxious, avoidant, or fearful-avoidant. This study aims to explore the connections between child development in terms of attachment theory and how it affects or predicts children’s roles in their communities after childhood, specifically which attachment styles are most likely to connect to which leadership styles, and through correlational research, explain why these connections exist. The study is correlational, and data will be collected using questions adapted from previously-validated attachment and leadership style scales. This study aims to explore the connections between child development and later leadership in terms of attachment theory and how it affects or predicts children’s roles in their communities after childhood.
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