In Italy the transition to adulthood is constantly lengthening. Youths seem to be suspended between two polarities: a good capacity to adapt to social conditions versus an insecure attachment style. The inability to manage solitude, to accept personal limits and the limits of life show a tendency to dependence behaviours. The regressive adaptation to primary relationships is connected to anguish about death and to the Church’s incapacity to resolve it. Mikulincer e Florian examined the connection between attachment and death’s terror and they discovered that “secure” individuals are able to transcend terror at a symbolic level; “anxious” ones are invaded by fear; “avoidant” ones, even if they are able to dismiss anxiety, show that they haven’t elaborated it. The research on 1570 students reveals how their attachment style affects their attitude towards death; their choice of habitation; their beliefs; their civic engagement and wellbeing. The analysis confirms that “anxious” participants feel anguish about their own death, are afraid about other’s loss; are incapable of conquering independent beliefs and residence. “Secure” ones face separations calmly and develop a stronger civic sense. The “avoidant” individuals become independent through strong beliefs and refuse to be tied on to anyone and to any spiritual conception.

ATTACHMENT STYLE, THE REPRESENTATION OF DEATH AND HAPPINESS. A SURVEY CONDUCTED WITH UNDERGRADUATES OF UNIVERSITY OF PADUA

TESTONI, INES
2009

Abstract

In Italy the transition to adulthood is constantly lengthening. Youths seem to be suspended between two polarities: a good capacity to adapt to social conditions versus an insecure attachment style. The inability to manage solitude, to accept personal limits and the limits of life show a tendency to dependence behaviours. The regressive adaptation to primary relationships is connected to anguish about death and to the Church’s incapacity to resolve it. Mikulincer e Florian examined the connection between attachment and death’s terror and they discovered that “secure” individuals are able to transcend terror at a symbolic level; “anxious” ones are invaded by fear; “avoidant” ones, even if they are able to dismiss anxiety, show that they haven’t elaborated it. The research on 1570 students reveals how their attachment style affects their attitude towards death; their choice of habitation; their beliefs; their civic engagement and wellbeing. The analysis confirms that “anxious” participants feel anguish about their own death, are afraid about other’s loss; are incapable of conquering independent beliefs and residence. “Secure” ones face separations calmly and develop a stronger civic sense. The “avoidant” individuals become independent through strong beliefs and refuse to be tied on to anyone and to any spiritual conception.
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