Attachment styles, negotiation of goal conflict, and perceived partner support during COVID-19

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Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Publications
Title
Attachment styles, negotiation of goal conflict, and perceived partner support during COVID-19
Journal
Personality and Individual Differences
Author(s)
Vowels Laura M., Carnelley Katherine B.
Publication state
Published
Issued date
11/11/2020
Language
english
Abstract
Due to the pandemic, people have been stuck indoors with their partners for months. Instead of being able to rely on multiple sources of support, many couples have to rely on each other more. We investigated whether goal conflict, successful negotiation of the conflict, and individual differences in attachment styles were associated with perceived partner support to understand factors that may enable or hinder goal pursuit during the pandemic. Participants (n=200) completed a daily diary for a week and weekly longitudinal reports for five weeks. Results showed that higher goal conflict predicted perception of less relational catalyst (RC) support and more anti-RC support from partner, whereas more successful negotiation of goal conflict predicted higher RC support and lower anti-RC support. Attachment avoidance was directly associated with less support whereas attachment anxiety moderated the relationship between goal conflict and support. Implications for partner support during the pandemic are discussed.
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06/07/2021 9:15
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