Document Type : Research Paper
Ph.D. student in consulting psychology, Faculty of educational sciences and consultation, Islamic Azad University of Rudehen, Tehran, Iran
Assistant professor in consulting psychology, Faculty of educational sciences and consultation, Islamic Azad University of Rudehen, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: The present research aimed to foresee externalization behaviors based on attachment and family function in the students of elementary schools located in Tehran.
Materials and Methods: The sample of this multivariate correlation model consisted of 341 elementary students of Tehran along with their parents which were selected via a multistage random sampling method in 2017-2018. The research instrument of this study including questionnaires of family function, child behavior and attachment analysis. The results were analyzed through multiple regression analysis.
Results: The findings of this study show that attachment and family functionality had significant relationship with externalizing behaviors (P<0.05 and P<0.01). Furthermore, attachment anxiety, self-control and relationships had the foremost role in the predicting the behaviors. Attachment and family function were able to predict extrinsic behavior (16% and 6% respectively).
Conclusion: It seems that attachment and family function were able to predict extrinsic behavior in children.