Main dependent construct(s)/factor(s)
Main independent construct(s)/factor(s)
Concise description of theory
Attachment theory posits that the quality of attachment between the parent and the child can influence the child’s behaviour. The quality of the parent–child attachment is characterized by three broad dimensions: (1) degree of parental understanding and mutual trust; (2) extent and quality of communication with parents; and (3) extent of anger and alienation from parents. In IS , this theory has been used in the context of studying internet addiction in children
Diagram/schematic of theory
- J Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth
- Bowlby, J. (1944). Forty-four juvenile thieves: Their characters and home-life. The international journal of psycho-analysis, 25, 19.
Level of analysis
Links from this theory to other theories
Key References Outside IS Research Area
IS articles that use the theory
- Venkatesh, V., Sykes, T., Chan, F. K., Thong, J. Y., & Hu, P. J. (2019). Children's Internet addiction, family-to-work conflict, and job outcomes: a study of parent-child dyads. MIS quarterly, 43(3), 903-927.
- Kanan, N., Arokiasamy, L., & Ismail, M. R. bin. (2018). A study on Parenting Styles and Parental Attachment in Overcoming Internet Addiction among Children. SHS Web of Conferences, 56, 02002. https://doi.org/10.1051/shsconf/20185602002 3.
- Kim, E., Cho, I., & Kim, E. J. (2017). Structural equation model of smartphone addiction based on adult attachment theory: Mediating effects of loneliness and depression. Asian nursing research, 11(2), 92-97.
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