The Role of capitalization and mattering among married couples: an attachment theory perspective

Download
2014
Kırımer, Fulya
The current study investigated the mediating role of perceived partner responses toward capitalization attempts (PRCA) and perceived mattering (PM) on the association between attachment dimensions (i.e., anxiety and avoidance) and relationship functioning (i.e., satisfaction and communication quality) among married couples. Considering the gender roles and culture-specific patterns, it was expected that PRCA and PM mediate the link between avoidance and dissatisfaction, and the link between anxiety and conflict. Both actor and partner effects of PRCA and PM were expected to be stronger for wives than husbands. Married couples (N = 112) participated in the study. Hypotheses were tested via APIMeM (Actor-Partner Interdependence Mediation Model) to assess dyadic effects. Results yielded a number of significant actor and partner effects. Specifically, PM partially mediated the association between couples’ avoidance and their own satisfaction. The association between spouses’ anxiety and satisfaction was fully mediated by their own PM. The predictive power of wives’ avoidance was higher than husbands’ avoidance and husbands’ anxiety was higher than wives’ anxiety on satisfaction. Although wives’ anxiety did not predict their own satisfaction, it had a partner effect on husbands’ satisfaction. Husbands’ avoidance predicted wives’ satisfaction via their own and wives’ PM. Husbands’ anxiety predicted communication quality via their own PRCA. Husbands’ communication quality was predicted by wives’ avoidance via husbands’ PRCA. The magnitude of actor effect of wives’ anxiety on communication quality was higher than that of husbands’ anxiety and wives’ anxiety had a significant partner effect on husbands’ communication quality. The findings were discussed considering Turkish cultural context and previous findings.

Suggestions

The Effects of attachment on marital adjustment in newly married individuals: testing the mediator role of conflict resolution styles
Tulum, Sedef; Fışıloğlu, Hürol; Department of Psychology (2014)
The main purpose of the current study was to investigate the mediating role of conflict resolution styles in the relationship between attachment dimensions (i.e., attachment anxiety and avoidance) and marital adjustment in newlyweds who are in the new couple stage. 380 newly married individuals who had been married less than 5 years, had no children, and were in their first marriages completed measures of Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised (ECR-R), Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), and Conflict Resolut...
The predictive role of communication on relationship satisfaction in married individuals with and without children and in cohabiting individuals: the moderating role of sexual satisfaction
Sakmar, Elçin; Fışıloğlu, Hürol; Department of Psychology (2010)
The major aims of the present study have been to investigate the predictive role of communication patterns and sexual satisfaction on relationship satisfaction; and to investigate the moderating role of sexual satisfaction on this relationship for married individuals both with and without children and for cohabiting individuals. In order to evaluate these, the Communication Pattern Questionnaire (CPQ), the Golombok-Rust Sexual Satisfaction Inventory (GRISS), the Dyadic Adjustment Scale (DAS), and Demographi...
The Interplay between self compassion, attachment security & relational attributions on marital functioning
Terzi, Hilal; Sümer, Nebi; Department of Psychology (2015)
This thesis aims to investigate the dyadic effects of adult attachment orientations, self-compassion, and relational attributions on marital functioning (i.e., marital satisfaction and conflict) with a double-mediation model. It is expected that couples’ marital functioning will be predicted by a set of two sequential links from adult attachment dimensions to self-compassion and then to relational attributions. In this study, spouses’ attachment related anxiety was expected to predict their self-compassion ...
The prediction of psychological distress following a romantic relationship dissolution : relationship characteristics,problem solving skills, and self-esteem
Uzgel, Burcu; Fışıloğlu, Hürol; Department of Psychology (2004)
The main purpose of the present study was to investigate whether gender, certain relationship characteristics (time elapsed since the dissolution, being the dissolver or the sufferer part, duration of the relationship, sexuality, the broken relationship being the first relationship ever, any present partner, importance of the relationship, importance of the dissolution), problem solving skills, and self- esteem were predictors of psychological distress following a romantic relationship dissolution. It was a...
The Relationship between intimacy and passion: gender, relationship length, physical attractiveness as moderators
Aykutoğlu, Bülent; Uysal, Ahmet; Department of Psychology (2015)
The aim of this study is to examine the the relationship between intimacy and passion in close relationships with respect to the passion model suggesting that changes in intimacy predicts passion (Baumeister & Bratslavsky, 1999). Gender, relationship length, physical attractiveness are expected to have a moderator effect on the relationship between intimacy and passion. Apart from actor's intimacy, partner's intimacy is expected to have an effect on actor's passion. For this aim, a diary study was conducted...
Citation Formats
F. Kırımer, “The Role of capitalization and mattering among married couples: an attachment theory perspective,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.