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Klasifikacija individualnih razlika: teorija afektivnog vezivanja i transakciona analiza
Transactional Analysis And Attachment Theory: Differences And/Or Similarity

Author(s): Tatjana Stefanović-Stanojević, Marina Hadži Pešić
Subject(s): Psychology
Published by: Универзитет у Нишу
Keywords: Attachment Theory; Transactional Analysis; attachment patterns; drivers

Summary/Abstract: This paper can be viewed as an attempt to connect present-day psychological theories, Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis, based on their numerous theoretical similarities, starting from their view of the dynamics of the personality, over to the classification of individual differences. The research was conducted on the sample of 204 female students of the Faculty of Philosophy, whose average age was 21.7. We used instruments for testing partner at- tachment, Experience of Close Relationship Scale, (Bartholomew and Shaver, 1988), questionnaire for the identification of driver behaviour, Drivers Check List (Hazell, 1986), and the questionnaire that provided us with the data on social and demographic characteristics. Results are a bit surprising, primarily in terms of distributions, of both attach- ment patterns and transactional analysis drivers. Research results have shown there is a statistically significant correlation between the patterns of the so-called anxious partner attachment and the driver Be Strong!, as well as between the occupied attachment pat- tern and the drivers Please! and Hurry Up!.

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 1231-1246
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: English