Attachment Styles and Personality Traits as Predictors of Marital Satisfaction among Employed Married Women
K O Nweke
Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka
A A Dile-Aghanya
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
N N Umeaku
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
E B Ofoma
Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria
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Keywords

Attachment style
Marital Satisfaction
Personality Traits
Anxiety

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NwekeK., Dile-AghanyaA., UmeakuN., & OfomaE. (2021). Attachment Styles and Personality Traits as Predictors of Marital Satisfaction among Employed Married Women. Nigerian Journal of Social Psychology, 4(1). Retrieved from https://nigerianjsp.com/index.php/NJSP/article/view/54
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Abstract

The study examined attachment styles and personality traits as predictors of marital satisfaction among employed married women. The participants of the study comprised of one hundred and fifty (150) employed married women who are members of Catholic Women's Organization (CWO) in Awka South LGA, Anambra State. A purposive sampling technique was adopted. Their age ranged from 19 to 55 years, (M = 35.09, SD = 8.076). Instruments administered include; Index of Marital satisfaction (IMS) by Hudson (1947), Attachment style questionnaire (ASQ) by Feeney & Noller (1994) and Big five inventory (BFI) by John & Srivastava (1999). Multiple linear regression statistical analysis was used as a statistical tool to analyze the hypotheses postulated. Results showed that the first hypothesis which states that attachment style will have a significantly positive prediction on marital satisfaction among employed married woman was confirmed as Avoidant had a positive significant prediction on marital satisfaction at ( = .372, p<.01). As well as Anxious attachment style which had a positively significant prediction on marital satisfaction at (=.298, p<.01,). By implication, this suggests that Attachment style has a significant prediction on marital satisfaction on the avoidant and anxious dimensions, whereas the secure attachment dimension did not predict marital satisfaction at (= -.1.635, p>.05). The second Hypothesis which states that Personality traits will have a significant positive prediction on marital satisfaction among working married women was not confirmed.

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