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Partnerské strachy v období mladé dospělosti

Title in English Partnership Fears in the Young Adulthood Period


Year of publication 2019
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source E-psychologie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Web článek - open access
Keywords partnership fears; young adulthood; fear of breaking up; attachment
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Description Objectives. The study aims at describepartnership fears in the young adulthood period and to examine the relationship between some factors (age, gender, attachment, break up, relationship with a partner) and presence and intensity of partnership fears. Sample. Overall, this study was participated in by 407 respondents from the longitudinal project “Cesty do dospělosti” (81% of women, the average age of the respondents was 23.53 years SD = 1,48; Min = 18,7, Max = 33). Method. Questionnaires were collected on-line (QMI, ECR-RS, Ex-Bond). Partnerships fears were collected by open-ended questions on fears. Results. The open-ended answers were categorized by using thematic analysis, into 7 categories (Fear of breaking up, of remaining alone, of not finding a partner, of partners disagreements, fearsassociated with a sense of the incompetence in partnership, of infidelity and generalized partnership fears). Multiple regression analysis indicated that the anxious attachment dimension to the partner and the experience of break up were found to be significant predictors of the presence of partnership fears. The gender, the existence of partnership and attachment anxiety to the partner were found to be significant predictors of the intensity of partnership fears. Limits. The study impactis limited by the sample structure. The sample was over-represented by women, students and respondents of older age group.
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