Family process and structure, attachment style, and emotional intelligence in runaway girls

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Fatemeh Bakhshian 1 , Farah Moayedi 2 , *

1 Department of Psychology, Bandar Abbas Branch, Islamic Azad Univerity, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Department of Psychiatry, Shahid Mohammadi Hospital, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Bakhshian F , Moayedi F. Family process and structure, attachment style, and emotional intelligence in runaway girls, Hormozgan Med J. 2017 ; 21(4):e87344. doi: 10.29252/hmj.21.4.241.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 21 (4); e87344
Published Online: January 31, 2018
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 04, 2018
Accepted: January 31, 2018
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Abstract

Introduction: The phenomenon of running away from home is taken into account as one
of the highly sensitive and complicated issues in the field of social harms. According to a
report released by the WHO, the annual rate of running away from home is more than 2.3
million. Thus, the purpose of the present study was to compare family structure and
process, attachment style, and emotional intelligence among runaway and normal girls.
Methods: In this study, all runaway girls covered by social welfare organization of Iran
in Bandar Abbas city were selected by using the convenience sampling method 40
individuals were selected including 20 runaway girls and 20 normal girls who were
matched in terms of demographic characteristics. Two groups were compared with t-test
and Pearson correlation coefficient was used for evaluating relationship between variables.
Results: According to the findings, there was a statistically significant difference between
family structure, family process, attachment style, and emotional intelligence in normal
and runaway girls (P<0.001). Moreover, there was a significant relationship between
family structure and emotional intelligence.
Conclusion: Family structure and process, attachment style, and emotional intelligence
can affect the phenomenon of running away.

Keywords

Family Structure Family Process Attachment Style Emotional Intelligence

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