Attachment working models and relationship quality in dating couples
To the author's knowledge, these two measures have not been used together before.
68 male and female participants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds participated in the study, with a mean age of 34 years for women and 37 years for men.
The scale consists of 18 items scored on a 5 point likert-type scale. Adults feel comforted when their attachments are present and anxious or lonely when they are absent.Romantic relationships, for example, serve as a secure base that help people face the surprises, opportunities, and challenges life presents.We found gender similarities and differences: the association between attachment security and SWB was not gender-specific; the associations between love styles, relationship experiences and SWB were gender-specific.The Adult Attachment Scale (AAS) was officially developed in 1990 but built on the earlier work of Hazen & Shaver (1987) and Levy & Davis (1988). Adult attachment, working models, and relationship quality in dating couples.