DIMENSIONS OF ATTACHMENT AND PERSONALITY AS CORRELATES OF QUALITY OF CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS

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  • Nikolina Kuruzović Department of psychology, Faculty of sport and tourism, EDUCONS University in Novi Sad
  • Vladimir Mihić Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, Univeristy of Novi Sad

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https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2020.1.49-70

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attachment, family relationships, friendship, partnerships, personality traits

Abstract

Research has examined the importance of personal correlates of the quality of close relationships in adulthood. We examined the extent to which personality traits and attachment contribute to their quality. The survey was conducted in 2015 in the city of Novi Sad on a sample of 400 subjects of both sexes, aged 19 to 51 years, by Network of Relationship Inventory, Big Five plus two- shortened version and Attachment Questionnaire.  The hierarchical regression models for the quality of relationships (p < .01) indicate that some personality traits and attachment dimensions are important determinants of relationships. At worst, the assumed model explains 4% of the variance of the quality of the relationship with the father. Extraversion is the strongest single determinant of close relationships (lowest predictor power for relationship with father and partner β = 0.13). It is followed by negative valence and conscientiousness. Attachment is proving to be a significant determinant in the case of siblings. Each close relationship is determined by different determinants, which is explained by their differences in mechanisms of functioning and role and functions in the lives of individuals.

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Kuruzović, N., & Mihić, V. DIMENSIONS OF ATTACHMENT AND PERSONALITY AS CORRELATES OF QUALITY OF CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS. Primenjena Psihologija, 13(1), 49–70. https://doi.org/10.19090/pp.2020.1.49-70

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