2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Relationships Between Attachment Style, Love Attitudes, and Personality
Kevin A. Harmon
Dr. Michele Breault, Faculty Mentor

The present study examined relationships between love attitudes, personality, and attachment style. Furthermore, the study compared love styles between those in dating relationships and those not. Participants (N = 149) filled out self-report measures of attachment style, love style, and Big Five personality traits. Bivariate correlations showed Secure attachment positively correlated with extraversion and agreeableness. Preoccupied attachment was positively correlated with neuroticism and Mania love style. Fearful attachment was not correlated with Mania or neuroticism in the full sample but was positively correlated with neuroticism in dating individuals. Independent-samples t-tests showed that Agape and Eros love styles were higher in dating individuals while Ludus was higher in single people. Results confirmed the existence of correlations between several of the love styles with personality dimensions and attachment styles.

Keywords: Attachment, Personality, Love Styles, Relationships

Topic(s):Psychology

Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 111-4
Location: MG 1000
Time: 8:45

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