The Relationship between Transformational Leadership Behavior, Adult Attachment, and God Attachment

The correspondence hypothesis concerning God attachment posits that a person's attachment to God will be similar to their adult attachment style. On the other hand, a compensation model of God attachment proposes that a secure attachment to God can occur when there is an insecure adult attachme...

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Published in:Journal of psychology and theology
Authors: Foulkes-Bert, Deborah; Garzon, Fernando L.; Pride, Melvin; Volk, Frederick
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage Publishing [2019]
In:Journal of psychology and theology
Year: 2019, Volume: 47, Issue: 1, Pages: 20-33
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Leadership / Affective bonding / Adult / God
Further subjects:B God attachment
B adult attachment
B compensation hypothesis
B correspondence hypothesis
B transformational leadership
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Summary:The correspondence hypothesis concerning God attachment posits that a person's attachment to God will be similar to their adult attachment style. On the other hand, a compensation model of God attachment proposes that a secure attachment to God can occur when there is an insecure adult attachment. This preliminary research study used a sample of religious leaders (n = 69) in a chaplaincy program to identify the relationship between God attachment and adult attachment on transformational leaders and to see if a compensatory secure attachment to God can exist in the absence of a secure adult attachment. Additionally, this preliminary study explored the interaction between God attachment and adult attachment on transformational leaders. The results of this study suggest that God attachment moderates adult attachment and provides a unique contribution to transformational leadership behavior, above adult attachment.
ISSN:2328-1162
Contains:Enthalten in: Journal of psychology and theology
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0091647118795181