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Multidimensional Approach to Jealousy from Attachment Theory Framework


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Oštrić, Ines. (2014). Multidimensional Approach to Jealousy from Attachment Theory Framework. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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Jealousy is an important but complex construct that has just started to be thoroughly examined. The aim of this study was to examine the correlation between affectional, emotional and behavioral dimension of jealousy and dimensions of attachment (anxiety and avoidance) for both partners. The study was cunducted on a sample of 112 heterosexual couples of different marital status, who have been together for more than 2 years and who live together. The results showed that men have higher results on behavioral jealousy but there were no significat differences for other dimensions of jealousy. Moreover, the study showed that married people do not differ from those who are not married in any dimension of jealousy. When the same analyses was conducted to examine whether man and women differ in levels of anxiety or avoidance, the results showed no significat differences. Furthermore, the differences for levels anxiety or avoidance were not found for married an unmarried people. However, all dimensions of jealousy proved to be in positive correlations with both dimensions of attachment, as expected, and their correlations were slightly higher for avoidance. The results also imply that knowing the levels of both partners' anxiety and avoidance can contribute to explaining their results on jealousy dimensons.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: jealousy, multidimensional approach, attachment, anxiety, avoidance
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2015 13:51
Last Modified: 11 May 2015 14:30

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