Young people's romantic attachment styles and their associations with well-being

Susan Moore, Man Cynthia Leung

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This research, based on attachment theory, examined the relationships between romantic attachment styles, romantic attitudes and well-being among 461 tertiary students, aged 17-21 years. Those with secure romantic attachment styles were less stressed, less lonely and more satisfied academically than those with clingy or casual/fickle styles, independent of current relationship status.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-255
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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