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Author Mayseless, Ofra ♦ Scharfn, Miri
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Close Relationship ♦ Attachment Style ♦ Adolescent Attachment Representation ♦ Romantic Intimacy ♦ Adult Attachment Interview ♦ Attachment Representation ♦ Different Facet ♦ Eighty Male Israeli Adoles-cents ♦ Adolescent Capacity ♦ Affective Relationship ♦ Avoidant Participant ♦ High School ♦ Secure One ♦ Attachment Security ♦ Mandatory Military Service ♦ Potential Con-tributors ♦ Secure State ♦ Senior Year ♦ Prevalent Facet
Abstract A secure state of mind with regard to attachment, as assessed by the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), as well as attachment styles as assessed by questionnaires (the two most prevalent facets of attachment representations assessed in adolescence and adulthood) were examined as potential con-tributors to adolescents ’ capacity for intimacy. Eighty male Israeli adoles-cents were administered the two measures and reported on their impulsiveness during their senior year of high school. Four years later, at the end of their mandatory military service, they were interviewed regard-ing their capacity for intimacy, and they filled out questionnaires. State of mind with regard to attachment and attachment styles uniquely predicted capacity for romantic intimacy and affective relationships with friends. Im-pulsiveness interacted with attachment security (benefiting dismissing and avoidant participants, and hampering secure ones) in predicting romantic intimacy. The discussion underscores the distinctiveness and importance of different facets of attachment representations to close relationships with peers. State of mind with regard to attachment, as assessed by the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), aswell as attachment styles as assessed by questionnaires
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study