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Bliske partnerske veze
Close partner relationships

Author(s): Tatjana Stefanović-Stanojević
Subject(s): Social psychology and group interaction, Personality Psychology
Published by: Društvo psihologa Srbije
Keywords: patterns of emotional attachment; early emotional relationships; adult emotional relationships; partner emotional relationships; internal working model;

Summary/Abstract: According to the theory of emotional attachment, specific emotional relationships are being established at an early age between a child and its parents. On the basis of the quality of these relationships the child creates the so-called internal working model ie the image of itself as well as others. The working model persists throughout one's lifetime, shaping in part the quality of adult relationships. Thus, a dominant adult relationship is a close, partner or love one. Within the indicated theoretical context, we were interested in finding out whether there is a statistically significant link between the emotional ties of parents and their children formed in early childhood. The investigation included 180 grown-ups of the same sex and age. The results show there is a statistically significant link between the observed variables.

  • Issue Year: 35/2002
  • Issue No: 1-2
  • Page Range: 81-95
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Serbian