Attachment and caregiver sensitivity predict relationship satisfaction and sexual satisfaction during the COVID-19 pandemic
LE3 .A278 2022
Bachelor of Science
This study explored the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals’ perceptions of relationship and sexual satisfaction with their current partner. The study examined how different adult attachment styles as well as recollected caregiver sensitivity predicted individuals reported levels of satisfaction. The participant sample consisted of 194 individuals who completed measures regarding recollected caregiver sensitivity, adult attachment and global measures of both sexual and relationship satisfaction in an on-line study. The data collected were analyzed using two hierarchical multiple regressions with bootstrapping. A significant three-way interaction between caregiver sensitivity, attachment avoidance and attachment anxiety was found to predict relationship satisfaction. Two two-way interactions between caregiver sensitivity and attachment anxiety, and attachment avoidance and attachment anxiety were also found to predict levels of sexual satisfaction. These findings partially supported the hypotheses where caregiver sensitivity was predictive of both levels of satisfaction. However, secure attachment predictions were not supported in predicting levels of satisfaction.
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