publication . Article . Other literature type . 1990

Love and work: An attachment-theoretical perspective.

Hazan, Cindy; Shaver, Phillip R.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1990 Journal: Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, volume 59, pages 270-280 (issn: 0022-3514, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)
The possibility that love and work in adulthood are functionally similar to attachment and exploration in infancy and early childhood was investigated. Key components of attachment theory—developed by Bowlby, A insworth, and others to explain the role of attachment in exploratory behavior —were translated into terms appropriate to adult love and work. The translation centered on the 3 major types of infant attachment and exploration identified by Ainsworth: secure, anxious/ambivalent, and avoidant. Two questionnaire studies indicated that relations between adult attachment type and work orientation are similar to attachment/exploration dynamics in infancy and ea...
free text keywords: Sociology and Political Science, Social Psychology
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