Comparison of Attachment Styles and Personality Characteristics in Mothers of Normal and ADHD Students


Mohammadreza Moradi 1 , Shima Ghalamzan 1 , *

1 Department of Psychology, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: Moradi M, Ghalamzan S . Comparison of Attachment Styles and Personality Characteristics in Mothers of Normal and ADHD Students, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(9):-.


Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (9)
Published Online: November 17, 2012
Article Type: Research Article
Received: April 24, 2012
Accepted: May 12, 2012




Background: The present study has done with the purpose of comparing secure attachment styles and personality characteristics in normal boy student mothers and ADHD student’s mothers in Isfahan city.

Materials and Methods: The present study has done with ex-Post facto method. Two groups of mothers (30 normal students mothers and 30 ADHD students mothers), were selected using cluster sampling method for normal group and simple sampling method for ADHD group. Participants completed the attachment styles of Hazan and Shaver, NEO five-factor Inventory (NEO-FFI), and conners questionnaire. Data was analyzed using multi variance analysis (MANOVA).

Results: The results of this study showed that significant differences were evident between normal group and ADHD group in ambivalent insecure and secure (p<0.01); also the results showed that there was a meaningful difference among the neuroticism and conscientiousness in these 2 groups.

Conclusions: The results were indicating that in comparison with normal group mothers the ADHD student mothers were more endangered with insecure attachment. It was also important to mention that the ambivalent insecure attachment style was more in the groups with ADHD. The results were also indicating that neuroticism was more in the group with ADHD, and conscientiousness was more the normal group.


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