Examining the relationship between adult attachment styles, self-esteem, jealousy and satisfaction with life
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BA (Hons) in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between adult attachment styles, self-esteem, jealousy and satisfaction with life. Participants (N = 107), were administered a self-report questionnaire to assess whether secure or insecure attachment styles will have a different effect on levels of self-esteem, jealousy and satisfaction with life. It was also examined if there will be a relationship between self-esteem, jealousy and satisfaction with life. The analyses showed that individuals with secure attachment style are higher on self-esteem levels and satisfaction with life than insecure attachment style and a positive relationship was found between the levels of self-esteem and satisfaction with life. However, secure and insecure attachment styles did not show any difference on feelings of jealousy and it was found that satisfaction with life increases when levels of jealousy decrease. Author keywords: Attachment styles