Do you have a favourite teacher in your school? Perhaps they show a genuine interest in you and really listen to what you have to say. Perhaps they make you feel more confident about your studies or give you special support with your work. Perhaps they are approachable and seem to ‘get you’. If so, then some academics consider that you have an ‘attachment-like’ relationship with your teacher.
According to attachment theory, important relationships do not end with the parent–child dyad. Instead, we develop attachments to others throughout our lifetime and these relationships continue to shape our initial attachment style, which developed in our earliest interactions with caregivers.
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