This study explored attachment networks in committed couples who differed in parenting choice and relationship status. Attachment networks were defined in terms of attachment functions, attachment strength, the presence of a primary figure, and full-blown attachments. Participants were 198 couples, married or cohabiting, either expecting their first child or childless-by-choice. Results indicated that participants relied most strongly on partners for all attachment functions except secure base, for which they relied on mothers to a similar extent. Furthermore, expectant women reported more proximity seeking and stronger attachments to mothers, while expectant men relied more on fathers for safe haven. Married participants indicated less proximity seeking to partners than cohabiting couples, and married women reported less reliance on partners for safe haven than married men and cohabiting women. This study supports previous findings underlining the particular importance of partners for members of committed couples. Further, it extends past research by showing the robustness of this finding across parenting choice, and by revealing gender differences in the attachment networks of committed couples.
Carli, L., Anzelmo, E., Pozzi, S., Feeney, J., Gallucci, M., Santona, A., et al. (2019). Attachment networks in committed couples. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 10(MAY).
|Citazione:||Carli, L., Anzelmo, E., Pozzi, S., Feeney, J., Gallucci, M., Santona, A., et al. (2019). Attachment networks in committed couples. FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, 10(MAY).|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Attachment networks in committed couples|
|Autori:||Carli, L; Anzelmo, E; Pozzi, S; Feeney, J; Gallucci, M; Santona, A; Tagini, A|
CARLI, LUCIA LEONILDE (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Rivista:||FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01105|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|