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Attachment dimensions as a predictor of emotional intelligence and sociability.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

One of the ways in which the attachment relationships we develop during infancy influence us throughout life is by emotion regulation. Although studies have shown that attachment orientations affect emotional functioning, the effect of attachment dimensions on overall emotional functioning and sociability has still not been investigated. The purpose of the present study was to examine if attachment dimensions predict emotional intelligence (EI) and sociability. The sample consisted of 75 psychology students at Stockholm University who completed the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ; Feeney, Noller & Hanrahan, 1994) and a section of the Understanding Personal Potential (UPP; Sjöberg, 2001) that measures EI with self-report as well as performance measures, and sociability. The current data did not offer conclusive evidence for the impact of attachment on EI, but suggests that secure attachment predicts sociability. The results are discussed in relation to existing theory and a more integrative approach is suggested for future studies.

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Keyword [en]
Attachment, emotional intelligence, emotions, emotion regulation, sociabilty, ASQ, UPP
Keyword [sv]
Anknytning, emotionell intelligens, emotioner, emotionsreglering, sociabilitet, ASQ, UPP
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-62733OAI: diva2:444130
Psykologiska institutionen, Frescati Hagväg, Stockholm
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2011-10-10 Created: 2011-09-27 Last updated: 2011-10-10Bibliographically approved

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