ERIC Number: EJ865441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Attachment, Perceived Conflict, and Couple Satisfaction: Test of a Mediational Dyadic Model
Brassard, Audrey; Lussier, Yvan; Shaver, Phillip R.
Family Relations, v58 n5 p634-646 Dec 2009
Attachment insecurities (anxiety and avoidance) are often associated with relationship dissatisfaction, but the mediators have been unclear. We examined the mediating role of perceived conflict in 274 French-Canadian couples who completed measures of attachment insecurities, perception of conflict, and relationship satisfaction. Partners' own attachment anxiety and avoidance predicted their experience of conflict. In addition, women's anxiety predicted men's experience of conflict, and men's avoidance predicted women's experience of conflict. The associations between attachment insecurities and relationship dissatisfaction were partially mediated by conflict.
Descriptors: Females, Conflict, Attachment Behavior, Anxiety, Males, French Canadians, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Security (Psychology), Prediction, Interpersonal Relationship
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