An exploration of the associations among cognitive flexibility, attachment styles and life satisfaction


ODACI H., ÇIKRIKÇI Ö., ÇİKRIKCİ N., AYDIN F.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.5, no.3, pp.242-256, 2019 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1504/ijhd.2019.103401
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HAPPINESS AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Page Numbers: pp.242-256
  • Keywords: life satisfaction, cognitive flexibility, attachment styles, secure attachment styles, preoccupied attachment styles, fearful attachment styles, dismissive attachment styles, correlational design, positive psychology, SOCIAL SUPPORT, YOUNG, SELF, RELIABILITY, LONELINESS, STABILITY, VALIDITY, STUDENTS, ANXIETY, GENDER
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

This research aimed to investigate the correlation between life satisfaction of university students in the young adult period with cognitive flexibility and attachment styles. The research group comprised 633 university students. The results of data analysis found a positive significant correlation between life satisfaction of students and cognitive flexibility (r= .25, p < .01; 95% CI [0.17, 0.33]) and secure attachment style (r = .17, p < .01; 95% CI [0.08, 0.25]), while there was a negative significant correlation between life satisfaction and the dismissive attachment style (r = -.12, p< .01; 95% CI [-0.21, -0.04]). Among the results obtained in the study, the dependent variable of life satisfaction did not differ according to the sex (t((628)) = 1.49, p > .05) and grade variables (F-(5,F- 617) = 1.54, p > 0.05).