Relationship of Adult Attachment Styles, Self-Esteem and Satisfaction with Life among University Students

1Esra Khojah, Yousaf Jamal

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Abstract:

Attachment theory has provided broad vision and explanatory term for humans in understanding their performance during their childhood as well as their adulthood. The study aimed to determine the relationship of adult attachment styles, self-esteem and satisfaction with life among university students in Saudi Arabia. In this study, a survey research method and correlational research design was used. The primary data was used questionnaire and secondary data was collected through literature review. The study population were university students who living in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The sample sizes were 77 undergraduate students in Jeddah Saudi Arabia. The study had used measurement such as experiences in close relationship questionnaire-revised (ECR-R), Rosenberg self-esteem scale and the satisfaction with life style (SWLS).The data was analyzed with SPSS program. The result indicated there was negative relationship between attachment-related anxiety and attachment-related avoidance with self-esteem and satisfaction with life. In addition, there was positive relationship between self-esteem and satisfaction with life.

Keywords:

Adult attachment, self-esteem, life satisfaction, students

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueSpecial Issue 1
Pages198-205

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