Prediction of nomophobia based on attachment styles with the mediating role of loneliness in adolescents

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1 PhD student in general psychology, Saveh branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran

2 Associate Professor of Neuroscience Department of Neurology, School of Medicine Neuroscience Research Center Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

3 Assisstant Professor, Department of Psychology, Saveh Branch, Islamic Azad University, Saveh, Iran



Aim: The present research was conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of the child's attitude towards parents on critical thinking with the mediating role of moral foundations. Method: in the form of a predictive correlation design, 404 people (girls and boys) from young people about to get married were selected by available sampling method and using Klein's sample size formula (formula 1 to 20). The research tool included standard questionnaires of child's attitude towards father (CAF) and mother (CAM), critical thinking (CTDI), moral foundations (MFQ-30). SPSS19 and Smart-PLS software were used for data analysis. Results: The results showed that 30.4% of the changes in critical thinking are variables of the child's attitude towards the mother and the child's attitude towards the father (P<0.001). Also, the results related to the mediating role of moral foundations showed that the child's attitude towards parents through moral foundations does not have an indirect effect on critical thinking, respectively -0.005 (p=0.285) and -0.003 (p=0.214) (P > 0.05). Conclusion: Based on the findings of the research, it can be concluded that the child's attitude towards parents has an effect on the critical thinking of young people. Therefore, paying attention to these mechanisms can be useful in formulating effective preventive and therapeutic interventions for teenagers about to get married.


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