عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: Aim of this study was to determine amount of the relationship among parents and peers’ attachment and adolescent’ emotional maturity and the mediating role of peers’ attachment. Methods: Method was correlational and the statistical population consisted of 3553 male and female students aged 16-18 years from 96 public high schools in the Tehran region in the 2015-16 academic year. Based on the Krejcie and Morgan’s (1970) table, sample size of 500 participants were estimated and were selected by convenient sampling method from two male high schools and two female high schools, and six classes from each high school were chosen. Data was gathered through inventory of parents and peers attachment revised (IPPA-R) by Armsden & Greenberg (1987), and emotional maturity scale (EMS) by Singh & Bhargava (1974). After removing defaced data of 159 participants and unusable data of seven participants, data for 334 people were analyzed. Results: Findings indicated that there was a relationship among attachment to mother (r=-0.292, P=0.004,) and attachment to father (r=-0.337, P=0.004,), and peers’ attachment (r=-0.292, P=0.008,) with adolescents' emotional maturity scores. Overall, peer and father attachment explained 14 percent of the variances of adolescents' emotional maturity (P=0.001) and peer attachment had a mediating role in the relationship between parents’ attachment and emotional maturity (β=-0/181, P=0.005). Conclusion: In order to prevent and treat adolescents' psychosocial problems, more attention should be paid to the impact of adolescent peer attachment and their emotional health.