Publication
Title
Patterns and universals of adult romantic attachment across 62 cultural regions : are models of self and of other pancultural constructs?
Author
Institution/Organisation
International Sexuality Description Project (ISDP)
Abstract
As part of the International Sexuality Description Project, a total of 17,804 participants from 62 cultural regions completedthe RelationshipQuestionnaire(RQ), a self-reportmeasure of adult romanticattachment. Correlational analyses within each culture suggested that the Model of Self and the Model of Other scales of the RQ were psychometrically valid within most cultures. Contrary to expectations, the Model of Self and Model of Other dimensions of the RQ did not underlie the four-category model of attachment in the same way across all cultures. Analyses of specific attachment styles revealed that secure romantic attachment was normative in 79% of cultures and that preoccupied romantic attachment was particularly prevalent in East Asian cultures. Finally, the romantic attachment profiles of individual nations were correlated with sociocultural indicators in ways that supported evolutionary theories of romantic attachment and basic human mating strategies.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Journal of cross-cultural psychology. - London, 1970, currens
Publication
London : 2004
ISSN
0022-0221 [print]
1552-5422 [online]
Volume/pages
35:4(2004), p. 367-402
ISI
000222193200001
Full text (Publishers DOI)
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UAntwerpen
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Publication type
Subject
External links
Web of Science
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Creation 03.08.2012
Last edited 26.05.2017