publication . Other literature type . Article . 2013 . Embargo end date: 05 Dec 2018

Adult Romantic Attachment and Couple Conflict Behaviors: Intimacy as a Multi-Dimensional Mediator

Tina D. Du Rocher Schudlich; Nicole Stettler; Kristen A. Stouder; Chelsea Harrington;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jun 2013
  • Publisher: PsychOpen
Abstract
This study investigated associations between adult romantic attachment and couples’ conflict behaviors and the potential mediating role of intimacy. A community sample of 74 couples reported on their attachment security style on the Attachment Style Measure (ASM) (Simpson, 1990) and on multiple dimensions of intimacy on the Personal Assessment of Intimacy in Relationships (PAIR) (Schaefer & Olson, 1981). Couples’ conflict behaviors were assessed via behavioral observations and coded for positive and negative dimensions of conflict. Path analyses indicated numerous actor and partner effects in the links between attachment, intimacy, and conflict. For men, bot...
Subjects
free text keywords: romantic attachment, couple conflict, intimacy, attachment insecurity, communication, mediation, 150, Multi dimensional, Mediation (Marxist theory and media studies), Attachment security, Social psychology, Emotional intimacy, Psychology, Attachment theory, Partner effects, Developmental psychology, Romance, lcsh:Psychology, lcsh:BF1-990
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