Previous studies suggested that an individual’s attachment to his parents influence on self-esteem
development. Based on the previous studies, this study is designed to investigate the effect of parents
attachment on middle school students’ self-esteem. Specifically, correlations between middle school students’
self-esteem and attachment to their parents are estimated. Plus, this study examined how much influence
parents attachment have on the male and female students’ self-esteem, respectively. For this research, 180
middle school students participated in the survey, and the data of the final 92 male students and 74
female students were analysed. The result from Pearson correlation analysis and multiple regression is as
follows. First, correlations between middle school students’ self-esteem and attachment to their parents are
significantly high. Second, attachment to father and mother have significant influence on male students'
self-esteem, and attachment to mother influences significantly on female students' self-esteem. Third, trust
of father and trust of mother significantly influence on male students’ self-esteem, and communication
with mother and trust of father significantly influence on female students’ self-esteem. Based on the
results, it can be concluded that middle school students’ self-esteem is influenced by attachment to the
same sex parent. Also, the sub-factor of attachment that influence on middle school students’ self-esteem
is related with the student’s sex role.