Title

A look at rejection sensitivity, fear of intimacy, and fear of abandonment as possible predictors of attachment style in current romantic relationships

Date of Publication

2009

Document Type

Bachelor's Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts Major in Psychology

Subject Categories

Psychology

College

College of Liberal Arts

Department/Unit

Psychology

Thesis Adviser

Madelene Sta. Maria

Defense Panel Member

Marshall Valencia

Abstract/Summary

This study examined rejection sensitivity in previous romantic relationships, fear of intimacy, and fear of abandonment as predictors of current attachment style among college undergraduate adolescents presently involved in a romantic relationship. Participants were 150 male (74) and female (76) college students from different universities in Metro Manila. The Rejection Sensitivity Questionnaire, the Fear of Intimacy Scale, the Depressive Experiences Questionnaire and the Experiences in Close Relationships Questionnaire were used to measure rejection sensitivity, fear of intimacy, fear of abandonment, and attachment style, respectively. Results of multiple regression analysis found that fear of intimacy and fear of abandonment were significant predictors of insecure attachment style, indicating that they are components of attachment style, but may not necessarily be limited to current relationships. Rejection sensitivity, however, was not found to be a significant predictor of insecure attachment style. This indicates that attachment style may have already developed in relationships that have occurred even prior to previous romantic relationships, particularly those in childhood, and that attachment style has remained consistent over time.

Abstract Format

html

Language

English

Format

Print

Accession Number

TU15033

Shelf Location

Archives, The Learning Commons, 12F, Henry Sy Sr. Hall

Physical Description

86 leaves, 28 cm.

Keywords

Attachment behavior; Rejection (Psychology); Man-woman relationships; Love

Embargo Period

3-30-2021

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