Relationship between the Attachment Styles and Happiness in the Youth

Document Type: Original Article


1 Department of Clinical Psychology, Ayatollahamoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, Iran

2 Department of Clinical Psychology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran

3 Department of Sociology, Babol Branch, Islamic Azad University, Babol, Iran


The aim of this study was to determine the relationship between attachment styles and happiness in the youth. The study was descriptive survey. The population of this study included all high school students in the city of Babol (n = 1373 patients), of these, 201 students through multistage random cluster sampling were selected. Data collected by Hazan and Shiver attachment styles questionnaire and Oxford happiness questionnaire. Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis were performed to analyze data. The results showed that the there is a significant relationship between avoidant attachment style and ambivalent as well as multiple correlation coefficient between predictor variables and the criterion variable equals to (MR=0.463), which showed that 21.5 percent of the variance in happiness related to the observed results.  It can be concluded that the effect of attachment styles on happiness are important.


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