Insecure Attachment Hypothesis

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Hypothesis one predicted that spouse’s insecure attachment and relationship quality would be negatively correlated. Significant partner effects were found, indicating that one spouse’s insecure attachment was negatively correlated with the other spouse’s low relationship quality. Results were also in accordance with hypothesis two which predicted that one spouse’s insecure attachment would elicit lower interpersonal trust, and consequently poorer relationship quality for both spouses. Results also supported hypothesis three which predicted indirect effects of attachment orientation on partner's loneliness via relationship quality. One spouse’s insecure attachment lead to poorer relationship quality, and thus greater loneliness, for both
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