The increasing and diversifying of studies in the field of early childhood education regarding attachment, both in terms of quality and quantity, is important. This study was carried out based on the view that systematically revealing the characteristics of postgraduate theses on attachment in the field of preschool education would be useful for future research and educators. The aim of the research is to examine postgraduate theses completed in Turkey between 2000 and 2022 on attachment in the field of early childhood education. The study group of the research consists of 84 postgraduate theses related to attachment completed in the field of early childhood education between 2000 and 2022, as registered in the Higher Education Council (YÖK) National Thesis Center. The research was conducted using the descriptive research method of document analysis. The "Attachment Assessment Form" was used as the data collection tool in the research. As a result of the research, it was found that the majority of postgraduate theses related to attachment in early childhood education were master's theses, and there was an increase in the number of theses between 2015 and 2019. It was determined that the most commonly used research method in these studies was correlational scanning, and the study group mostly consisted of children. The keywords "attachment, attachment styles, and early childhood" were frequently used in the relevant theses.
Attachment, Document analysis, Preschool