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Ajeli Lahiji L, Besharat M A. Prediction of family function and life quality based on the attachment styles of couples. FPCEJ. 2018; 3 (2) :119-138
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1- Msc Department of Psychology, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran, Department of Psychology, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shiraz, Iran , lalehlahiji@gmail.com
2- master Professor of Clinical Psychology, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Tehran University, Tehran, Iran
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The attachment styles are the basis of a healthy family. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to predict family function and quality of life according to the attachment styles among couples of Shiraz. The research method is correlation. The statistical population of this study was all couples married in Shiraz in the year of (1396-97) who were selected by random sampling method. Epstein, Bishop & Levin Family Functions Questionnaire (1978) and the quality of life of Weir & Sherbourne (1992) and Collins and Read's Attachment Styles (1990) were done. Then, the results of research hypotheses including simple correlation coefficients and multiple regressions between predictor and criterion variables were investigated by input method and step by step. The results showed that there was a positive correlation between the secure attachment and family function (p = 0.008, r = 0.25) and negative correlation between ambivalent and avoidance attachment and family function (p = 0.04, r = -0.19)and there is a relationship between avoidance attachment And family function, and quality of life (p = 0.03, r = -0.23) positively, between secure attachment and quality of life (p = 0.02, r = 0.22) positive relationship, ambivalent attachment And quality of life (p = 0.05, r = -0.16), there is a negative and significant relationship between avoidance attachment and quality of life (p = 0.001, r = -0.28). 29% of the variance in family functions by means of secure attachment, and avoidance is explained and 24% of variance in quality of life is explained by attachment styles (secure, ambivalent, and avoidable). Also, 20% of the quality of life variance is explained by attachment and secure attachment. The findings of this study can be useful by family-based therapists in pre-marriage counseling to better understand couples.
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