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Adult Attachement and Prediction of Close Relationships
Adult Attachement and Prediction of Close Relationships

Author(s): Tatjana Stefanović Stanojević
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: attachment patterns; adult attachment; close relationship; internal working model;

Summary/Abstract: The possibility of predicting the quality of love relationships from adult attachment (acquired through contacts with parents in childhood) is investigated. A predictable love relationship could make prevention in the area much easier. The research study involved a total of 180 adults, grouped according to age and sex. Adult attachments were examined employing the Adult Attachment Interview (Main, Cassidy, & Kaplan, 1985), whilst love relationships were investigated using the test of Experience in Close Relationships (Brenan, Clark, & Shaver, 1998). The results of the study suggest a specific, culture-dependent prevalence of some of the attachment patterns. The general finding reveals that there exists a statistically significant level of predictability of love relationships on the basis of attachment quality. The obtained results have been interpreted within the framework of John Bowlby's (1988) and Mary Ainsworth's (1978) attachment theory.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 67-81
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English