Implicit beliefs as a moderator: The relationship between adult attachment style and romantic relationship quality

Hei Man CHAN

Research output: ThesisMaster's Thesis

Abstract

Objectives: To investigate the effect of adult attachment style and implicit theory towards romantic relationship quality and the interaction trend between the two models i.e. adult attachment and implicit theory which affect romantic relationship Methods: This research collected questionnaires from 230 young adults (mean age = 22.57, 60%female), gathering data of 4 scales: The Revised Experiences in Close Relationship Scale (ECR-R; Sibley et al., 2005), The Implicit Theories of Relationships Scale (ITRs; Knee et al., 2003), The Perceived Relationship Quality Component Inventory (PRQC; Fletcher et al., 2000) and The Couple Satisfaction Index (CSI-16; Funk & Rogge, 2007). Results: Results showed that 1) both anxiety and avoidance attachment styles were significantly negatively correlated with The Perceived Relationship Quality Component Inventory and The Couple Satisfaction Index; 2) Growth belief was positively correlated with The Perceived Relationship Quality Component Inventory and The Couple Satisfaction Index; and 3) negative interacting effects of destiny belief were found on the effect of avoidance towards PRQC, intimacy and relationship satisfaction, and on the effect of anxiety towards passion, positive interacting effects of growth belief on the effect of avoidance towards commitment was also found. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Moderator
Attachment style
Relationship quality
Implicit theories
Avoidance
Anxiety
Attachment theory
Questionnaire
Relationship satisfaction
Research methods
Interaction
Young adults
Intimacy
Passion

Keywords

  • Adult attachment style
  • Implicit beliefs
  • Love quality
  • Theses and Dissertations
  • Thesis (M.Soc.Sc(Psy))--The Education University of Hong Kong, 2016.