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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SCHEEREN, Patrícia; DELATORRE, Marina Zanella; NEUMANN, Angélica Paula  and  WAGNER, Adriana. The predictor role of attachment styles in marital conflict resolution. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 835-852. ISSN 1808-4281.

This article evaluated the predictive role of attachment styles in marital conflict resolution. Sample was composed by 428 men and women aged between 18 and 75 years old, from different socioeconomic levels, residents in southern Brazil. Participants completed a sociodemographic questionnaire, The Conflict Resolution Style Inventory (CRSI) and the Adult Attachment Scale (AAS). The data was analyzed by multiple linear regression. The results indicated that the insecure attachment styles were predictors of destructive conflict resolution styles, while secure attachment style was a predictor of constructive resolution of conflicts. These findings point out the importance of considering the attachment styles of the partners in understanding the pattern of marital relationships in conflict situations.

Keywords : attachment styles; marital conflict; marital relations.

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