Adult attachment working models and relationship quality in dating couples
When there is a secure attachment pattern, a person is confident and self-possessed and is able to easily interact with others, meeting both their own and another’s needs.However, when there is an anxious or avoidant attachment pattern and a person picks a partner who fits with that maladaptive pattern, they will most likely be choosing someone who isn’t the ideal choice to make them happy.For example, the person with a working model of anxious/preoccupied attachment feels that in order to get close to someone and have your needs met, you need to be with your partner all the time and get reassurance.To support this perception of reality, they choose someone who is isolated and hard to connect with.The person with a working model of dismissive/avoidant attachment has the tendency to be distant, because their model is that the way to get your needs met is to act like you don’t have any.
On the other hand, there was a positive and significant relationship between parents’ permissive and authoritarian parenting style and students’ depression.
Dissertations Using the Adult Attachment Scale Below is a list of dissertations using the AAS.
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The Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) was officially developed in 1990 but built on the earlier work of Hazen & Shaver (1987) and Levy & Davis (1988). Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.
The scale was developed by decomposing the original three prototypical descriptions (Hazen & Shaver, 1987) into a series of 18 items. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 58(4), 644-663.
Accuracy did not predict later relationship satisfaction, but satisfaction predicted later accuracy, mainly for. Attachment dimensions also predicted later accuracy, with Anxiety over abandonment being more related to accuracy for husbands, and Comfort with closeness being more related to accuracy for wives.