Attachment style and optimism : a study to assess the relationship between optimism and attachment style and the subsequent effects on biopsychosocial health

dc.contributor.advisorMcKevitt, Conoren
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Deirdreen
dc.date.accessioned2013-07-26T13:48:23Z
dc.date.available2013-07-26T13:48:23Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.description.abstractThe current study investigated the relationship between attachment style and optimism. The relationship between optimism and general health, physical functioning and emotional wellbeing were also measured. Participants were 108 members of the general public (39 Males and 69 females, mean age = 34.8). A correlation design was employed. The variables were optimism, attachment anxiety, attachment avoidance, physical functioning, general health and emotional wellbeing. A series of Kendall's tau_b correlations coefficients were applied to test for statistical significance. The results support the hypoFinal Year Project and show a significant negative correlation between optimism and attachment anxiety (tau_b = -.617. p<0.05, 2 tailed) and between optimism and attachment avoidance (tau b = -.610. p <0.05, 2 tailed). The results also show a significant positive correlation between optimism and physical health (tau_b =.265. p<0.05, 2 tailed) general health (tau_b =.339. p<0.05, 2 tailed) and emotional wellbeing (tau b =.351 p<0.05, 2 tailed). These results support Lopez and Brennan's (2000) findings that optimism may predict optimal psychological and physical health.en
dc.identifier.citationBrooks, D. (2007). Attachment style and optimism : a study to assess the relationship between optimism and attachment style and the subsequent effects on biopsychosocial health. Bachelors Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/917
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectApplied psychologyen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.titleAttachment style and optimism : a study to assess the relationship between optimism and attachment style and the subsequent effects on biopsychosocial healthen
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelBAen
dc.type.degreenameBA in Psychologyen
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