The Role of the Attachment Styles and Coping Strategies in Predicting the Marital Adjustment in Female Teachers

Fatemeh Hosseini Dowlatabadi


This descriptive-correlational study aimed to investigate the relationship between the attachment styles and coping strategies and marital adjustment. The statistical population consisted of all female teachers of high school in Rasht City in educational year of 2013-2014, of whom, 130 were selected using a random cluster sampling method. For data collection, Simpson's Attachment Styles Questionnaire (1990), Endler and Parker's Coping Inventory for Stress full Situations (1990) and Busby's Revised Dyadic Adjustment Scale (1995) with high reliability and validity were used. Results showed a positive correlation between the secure attachment styles, problem-oriented coping strategies, and marital adjustment. In contrast, there was a negative and significant relationship between the variables of the avoidant and anxious attachment styles and avoidance-oriented coping strategies and marital adjustment. Multi- variable regression analysis showed that problem-oriented coping strategies, anxious and secure predict 0.41 of marital adjustment variance significantly in three steps. The results show the importance of variables of the attachment styles and coping strategies in relation to the marital adjustment.


Marital Adjustment, Coping Strategies, Attachment Styles.

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