Couple-Youth Attachment and Demand Withdraw Communication Pattern in the Relationship

Fatahyah, Yahya and Nur Fatihah, Mat Yusoff and Ahmad Tarmizi, Talib and Abdul Hakim, Mohad (2015) Couple-Youth Attachment and Demand Withdraw Communication Pattern in the Relationship. Malaysian Journal of Youth Studies, 12 (1). ISSN 2180 1649

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An attachment relationship refers to a tie of affection that bonds someone with an attachment figure, principally the primary caregiver. Attachment styles and the quality relationships are determined partly as the result of mental images of both the self and others. Individuals who sensed that they were being rejected as children may develop insecure attachment relationships with significant people in their later life. In contrast, individuals who had positive experiences of relationships may develop a sense of security that allows them to seek such relationships in the future. This study aimed to explore the influence of couple-youth attachment on relationship quality related to demand and withdraw communication pattern in the relationship. A correlational research design was used to address the research objective. One hundred and fifty three (153) youth participants were employed. Two established questionnaires were used: Experience in Close Relationship and Communication Pattern Questionnaire. The results showed that youth couples with highly avoidance in attachment reported greater conflict demand and withdraw communication in the relationship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Attachment, Demand and Withdraw Communication, Marital Conflict, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Yahya
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 03:27
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2021 15:27

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