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The Effects of Attachment Styles, Problem-Solving Skills, and Communication Skills on Relationship Satisfaction

Egeci, I. Sine
Gençöz, Tülin
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of being secure or insecure, being an effective or ineffective problem solver, and having effective or ineffective communication skills on different dimensions of relationship satisfaction. The participants of the present study were 142 undergraduate and graduate students with a mean of 21.8 years. Multivariate Analysis of Variance results revealed a significant Attachment Style main effect on dyadic cohesion and dyadic satisfaction, and a significant interaction effect for Effectiveness of Problem Solving Skills x Level of Conflict Tendency. The results were discussed in the light of the existing literature. (C) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Selection and/or peer-review under responsibility of the 2nd World Conference on Psychology, Counselling and Guidance.