Assessment of proportion of attachment styles in prediction of college students� happiness

Moghannizadeh, Zahra and Houshmand, Elaheh and Talebian Sharif, Jafar (2016) Assessment of proportion of attachment styles in prediction of college students� happiness. Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health, 19 (1). pp. 60-65.

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Abstract

Introduction: According to the focus of positive psychology as a new approach in perception of mental wellbeing and prediction of effective factors, the present study aimed to assessment of proportion of attachment styles in prediction of college students� happiness.  Materials and Methods: The statistical community of this correlative study concluded all of female students of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad in academic year of 2013-2014. Number of 357 participants according to Morgan formula selected via randomized method. They fulfilled the questionnaires of happiness and attachment styles. Data analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson coefficient and regression analysis.  Results: The findings indicated that there was positive and significant relation between happiness and safe attachment style (P=0.001 and r=0.44) on the other hand there were negative and significant relations between happiness and avoidance and ambivalent attachment styles (P=0.01, r= -0.25 and P=0.05, r= -0.19 respectively). Also among 3 attachment styles, only safe attachment style can predict students happiness (P=0.001 and Beta=0.36) so one score increase in score of safe attachment style can predict 0.36 increase of happiness score.  Conclusion: According to the importance of happiness and the role of safe attachment style in prediction of happiness, safe and deep parent-child emotional relationship in childhood is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WM Psychiatry
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Fundamentals of Mental Health
Depositing User: jfmh jfmh
Date Deposited: 19 Sep 2017 15:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2017 18:28
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1431

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