Attachment Styles and Conflict Behaviors

The authors expected that associations between the representations individuals possess regarding romantic partners and their conflict behavior would be moderated by generalized attachment representations (GAR). To test this premise, college students (N = 130) were administered two attachment measures and were observed during conflict negotiation with their partners. The Relationship Styles Questionnaire assessed specific representations regarding partners and GAR were measured by the Adult Attachment Interview. The relationship between romantic partner representations and conflict tactics were dependent oil GAR. Individuals who possessed, secure GAR generally displayed good conflict management skills, regardless of their attachment representations regarding their romantic partners. Individuals who held more anxious or avoidant Perceptions of romantic Partners displayed more problematic conflict tactics if they possessed inset cure GAR; however, these associations were dependent on the type of conflict behavior and the type of insecure GAR. Implications for future research are discussed.


Relationship between general and context-specific attachment orientations in a Turkish sample
Imamoglu, Selen; İmamoğlu, Emine Olcay (Informa UK Limited, 2006-06-01)
The authors explored the relationship between general and context-specific attachment orientations involving family, peer, and romantic contexts. Participants were 110 Turkish university students (50 men, 60 women). The authors used the Turkish form of K. Bartholomew and L. M. Horowitz's (199 1) Relationship Questionnaire (RQ) to measure participants' general and specific attachment orientations. Using 5-point Likert-type scales, participants specified the degree to which each of the 4 descriptions of RQ (i...
Attachment insecurity and restrictive engulfment in college student relationships: the mediating role of relationship satisfaction
Toplu-Demirtas, Ezgi; Murray, Christine; Sümer, Zeynep (Emerald, 2019-02-11)
Purpose Studies on restrictive engulfment (RE) - a subtype of psychological aggression in intimate relationships - have focused either on insecure attachment or relationship satisfaction, not both. Therefore, the purpose of this paper is to investigate relationship satisfaction as a potential mediator of the associations between anxious and avoidant attachment and RE perpetration among college students. Design/methodology/approach A sample of 322 college students (178 women, 137 men, and seven other gender-...
Academic attributional style, self-efficacy and gender: A cross-cultural comparison
METİN CAMGÖZ, SELİN; ÖZKAN TEKTAŞ, ÖZNUR; Metin, Irem (Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd, 2008-01-01)
The relationships between academic attributional style (AAS), self-efficacy, gender and culture were investigated in this study. Three research questions "Is AAS influenced by self-efficacy, gender and culture?", "Does AAS operate in the same way in two different cultures?", and "How do AAS dimensions (internality, stability, globality) vary?" were examined with a sample of 261 university students studying in Turkey and Britain. Regression results showed that gender and culture were separately significant p...
Future Time Orientation in Romantic Relationships and the minding theory of relating
Öner Özkan, Bengi (Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd, 2004-01-01)
The aim of this study was to explore the differences between high and low scorers of Future Time Orientation in Romantic Relationships (FTORR) on the three subscales of the minding scale, namely Acceptance, Knowledge, and Attribution. Undergraduate students (N = 160) from Middle East Technical University were given the FTORR scale developed by Oner (2000b) together with the Minding Scale developed by Omarzu, Whalen and Harvey (2001). Results indicated an interaction effect between subscales of the minding s...
Chronic Procrastination Among Turkish Adults: Exploring Decisional, Avoidant, and Arousal Styles
Ferrari, Joseph R.; Ozer, Bilge Uzun; Demir, Ayhan Gürbüz (Informa UK Limited, 2009-01-01)
The authors examined the prevalence of chronic procrastination (decisional, avoidant, and arousal styles) as functions of demographic variables among 354 Turkish adults (148 men, 206 women; M age = 38.7 years, SD = 8.26 years). Prevalence analyses showed that among Turkish participants, 17.5% were indecisive procrastinators, 13.8% were avoidant procrastinators, and 14.7% were arousal procrastinators. Results did not yield significant differences for gender or age on any forms of procrastination, which is co...
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