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Relation of attachment styles and marital adjustment among young couples

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This research aimed at understanding the factors affecting couples' adjustment is concerned with examining the relation between attachment styles and marital adjustment among young couples. For this purpose, as many as 96 couples were selected through multi stage cluster sampling method. To measure the marital satisfaction, the "Enrich" marital satisfaction questionnaire was applied while for measuring attachment styles, the Besharat's adults' attachment styles questionnaire was used (2000) (AAI). Descriptive statistics methods (averages, standard deviation and correlation), and inferential statistics methods (step by step regression, multivariate variance analysis and t test for independent groups) were applied for analyzing the information collected. Results analysis indicated that there is a direct relationship between secure attachment styles and marital satisfaction and there is a negative and reverse relationship between avoidance attachment style and marital satisfaction. Step by step regression model indicated that the avoidance and secure attachment style generally explain 19/4% of the variance variations of couples' marital adjustment. Also, variance analysis indicated that secure attachment style is higher in men compared to woman (P < ./05). However, the two sexes did not have a significant difference within the variable of marital satisfaction.

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  • Teacher / Counseling of Education, Mahabad city, Mahabad, Iran
  • Department of Psychology, Payame Noor University, PO BOX 19395-3697, Tehran, Iran
  • Teacher / Specialist in Charge of Consultation of Education, Mahabad city, Mahabad, Iran
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