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An Investigation of the Association between Adult Attachment Styles, Emotional Intelligence and Marital Satisfaction as an outcome

Power, Orlaith (2019) An Investigation of the Association between Adult Attachment Styles, Emotional Intelligence and Marital Satisfaction as an outcome. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Objective: The purpose of the study was to examine the role of adult attachment styles (secure, avoidant and anxious) and emotional intelligence in the prediction of marital satisfaction.

Method: A survey including E.I, attachment and marital adjustment measures, was administered and completed online. A cross sectional design was used for this study and the sample consisted of 151 married Irish individuals (119 females, 32 males).

Results: Correlational analyses revealed a negative association between anxious attachment and marital satisfaction and a positive relationship between avoidant attachment and marital satisfaction. Findings also revealed that secure attachment style and emotional intelligence significantly predict marital satisfaction, with EI being the strongest predictor. The implications for family and couples counselling is discussed. A more up-to date large-scale longitudinal study is recommended to examine these variables and how they interact over time.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Emotional Intelligence
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: CAOIMHE NI MHAICIN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2019 11:44
Last Modified: 30 May 2019 11:44
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/3778

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