The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between family of origin rituals and young adults' attachment style when controlling for parents' attachment style. The sample consisted of 222 paired young adults and one parent (representing 208 families) from 36 different states. Family of origin rituals were measured using the Family Ritual Questionnaire (FRQ) and attachment was measured using the Experiences in Close Relationships Revised (ECR-R) questionnaire. Results indicated a negative relationship between family of origin ritual meaning and young adult attachment anxiety. Results also indicated that family of origin ritual meaning significantly predicted young adult anxiety after controlling for parent attachment.
College and Department
Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Homer, Melissa Monell, "An Examination of the Relationship between Family of Origin Rituals and Young Adult Attachment Style" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 374.
attachment, rituals, family recreation