Attachment Styles as a Predictor of Emotional Intelligence


Hamarta E., DENİZ M. E. , Saltalı N.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.9, no.1, pp.213-229, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 9 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Title of Journal : KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI
  • Page Numbers: pp.213-229
  • Keywords: Attachment, Attachment Styles, Emotional Intelligence, Undergraduate Students, ADULT ATTACHMENT, UNIVERSITY-STUDENTS, ROMANTIC PARTNERS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, WORKING MODELS, SELF-ESTEEM, SATISFACTION, ADOLESCENCE, PERSPECTIVE, FEEDBACK

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine if attachment styles predict emotional intelligence (intrapersonal, interpersonal, adaptability, stress management, and general mood). Participants of the study consisted of 463 (272 females, 191 males) undergraduate students selected randomly from different faculties of Selcuk University. Regression and correlation analyses were used for data analysis. Results indicate that there is a significant positive correlation between the secure attachment style and all subscales of emotional intelligence abilities. Results also indicate that attachment styles significantly explain emotional intelligence and secure attachment style predict all sub-dimensions of emotional intelligence.