Attachment Styles, Perceived Stress and Social Support in a Malaysian Young Adults Sample

Khodarahimi, Siamak and H. M. Hashim, Intan and Mohd Zaharim, Norzarina (2016) Attachment Styles, Perceived Stress and Social Support in a Malaysian Young Adults Sample. Psychologica Belgica , 56 (1). pp. 65-79. ISSN 0033-2879

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The purpose of this research was to examine the validity of an adult attachment style questionnaire, to understand the relationships between the type of attachment style in relation to self-perceived stress and social support, and to investigate the influence of gender, ethnicity and religion on the above constructs. The participants were 308 university students from Malaysia. A demographic questionnaire and three self-report inventories were administrated in this study. The data indicated that the Relationship Scales Questionnaire (RSQ) is a multidimensional construct with nine factors: “dismissing,” “preoccupied with romance,” “preoccupied with close relationships,” “fearful,” “preoccupied with dependency,” “secure emotional,” ”comfortable depending,” “preoccupied with mistrust” and “mutual secure.” Different attachment styles were positively or negatively correlated at a significant level with perceived stress and social support. Attachment styles were explained by 20 and 33% of the total variance in self-perceived stress and perceived social support, respectively. There were significant gender, ethnic and religious differences in attachment styles, perceived stress and social support.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General) > H1-99 Social sciences (General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan (School of Social Sciences) > Article
Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2018 07:38
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2018 07:38

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