POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE AFFECT, LIFE SATISFACTION, AND COPING WITH STRESS BY ATTACHMENT STYLES IN TURKISH STUDENTS


DENİZ M. E. , Işık E.

PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS, cilt.107, ss.480-490, 2010 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

Özet

The purpose was to investigate positive and negative affect, life satisfaction, and coping with stress in relation to attachment styles. Undergraduate students (N=421) completed the Relationship Scales Questionnaire, the Positive and Negative Affect Scale, the Satisfaction With Life Scale, and the Coping with Stress Scale. Results indicated that secure attachment style was the unique predictor of positive affect while fearful and preoccupied attachment styles significantly predicted negative affect. Regarding life satisfaction, a positive correlation with secure attachment style and a negative correlation with fearful and preoccupied styles were seen. However, the unique predictor of life satisfaction was preoccupied attachment style. In terms of coping with stress, there was no significant association between attachment variables and avoidance coping style, but significant links were observed between problem-focused coping and dismissing, and fearful and preoccupied attachment styles.