Volume 8, Issue 4 (5-2003)                   IJPCP 2003, 8(4): 74-81 | Back to browse issues page

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Objectives: This study investigated the correlation between attachment styles and interper-sonal problems.

Method: 120 (60 women and 60 men) under-graduate students residing in Theran University dormitory were randomly selected as the subjects of the study. Subjects were to complete Adult Attachment Inventory (AAI) and Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP). One way analysis of variance and Tukey test were used for this study.

Finding: The results showed that subjects with secure attachment styles exhibited less interpersonal problems than subjects with insecure attachment style. Subjects with avoidant attachment style exhibitted less interpersonal problems than subjects with ambivalent attachment style.

Results: The findings point to secure attachment as a primary need and its cross-generation transition.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Psychiatry and Psychology
Received: 2007/10/29 | Published: 2003/05/15