versão ISSN 0718-2228
GUZMAN, Mónica e CONTRERAS, Paula. Attachment Styles in Couples and Their Association With Marital Satisfaction. Psykhe [online]. 2012, vol.21, n.1, pp. 69-82. ISSN 0718-2228. doi: 10.4067/S0718-22282012000100005.
The aim of the study was to evaluate differences in marital satisfaction according to attachment styles and the interaction between the individual and the partner's attachment styles in a sample of 129 participants and their partners, all of them residing in the city of Antofagasta, Chile. A cross-sectional study with a non-experimental design with a convenience sample was performed, based on self-report measures of the Experiences in Close Relationships and the Marital Satisfaction Scale. Through factorial ANOVA, the results indicate that secure attachment was related to the highest level of marital satisfaction, while dismissing styles were associated with the lowest levels. In dyads the combination of both partners with secure attachment styles was associated with the highest levels of satisfaction, while the combination of dismissing and fearful attachment was associated with the lowest degree of satisfaction. No differences were found according to gender, age, educational level, religious affiliation, presence of children, or length of the marital relationship.
Palavras-chave : attachment; couple; marital satisfaction.