Young people's romantic attachment styles and their associations with well-being

Author(s)

Moore, Susan M.; Leung, Cynthia

Abstract

This research, based on attachment theory, examined the relationships between romantic attachment styles, romantic attitudes and well-being among 461 tertiary students, aged 17-21 years. Those with secure romantic attachment styles were less stressed, less lonely and more satisfied academically than those with clingy or casual/fickle styles, independent of current relationship status.

Publication year

2002

Publication type

Journal article

Source

Journal of adolescence, Vol. 25, no. 2 (Apr 2002), pp. 243-255

ISSN

0140-1971

Publisher

Academic Press

Copyright

Copyright © 2002 The Association for Professionals in Services for Adolescents.

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