Evaluating the Effects of Attachment Styles on Relationship Maintenance Behaviors in Father-Daughter Relationships

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to evaluate the effects of attachment styles on relationship maintenance behaviors in father-daughter relationships. Two hundred and seven father-daughter dyads participated in the study. Results indicate that both daughters’ and fathers’ attachment styles do not affect their relationship maintenance behaviors. Results also demonstrate that fathers are more likely than daughters to use all the relationship maintenance behaviors except for social networks. Moreover, fathers are more likely to use shared tasks and advice relationship maintenance behaviors than are their daughters.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)135-143
Number of pages9
JournalThe Family Journal
Volume14
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2006

Keywords

  • attachment
  • attachment styles
  • communication
  • father-daughter relationship
  • relationship maintenance

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