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The effect of attachment and acculturation on Latinos' relationship satisfaction with a close friend


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Abstract (summary)

The present study explored the effects of attachment and acculturation on relationship satisfaction for Latino young adults in their current close friendships. The study included 287 Latino students attending four-year universities who possessed a close friendship with a non-family member. The results indicate that attachment but not acculturation predicts relationship satisfaction for Latino young adults, with secure individuals more satisfied in their close friendships. Women were more satisfied than men with friends of the same- and opposite-sex. Latinos with high acculturation possessed non-Latino friends. Previous studies suggest Latinos look more anxious on attachment scales. However, this study indicates that attachment as measured by the Experiences in Close Relationships Scale may accurately predict friendship satisfaction for this population. High quality close friendships lead to positive health and mental health outcomes for young adults. The implications, limitations and suggestions for further research are discussed.

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Subject
Educational psychology;
Counseling Psychology
Classification
0525: Educational psychology
0603: Counseling Psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology
Title
The effect of attachment and acculturation on Latinos' relationship satisfaction with a close friend
Author
Rodriguez, Adrian A.
Number of pages
120
Publication year
2011
Degree date
2011
School code
6080
Source
MAI 49/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781124622132
Advisor
Ratanasiripong, Paul
University/institution
California State University, Long Beach
University location
United States -- California
Degree
M.S.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1493176
ProQuest document ID
866338586
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/866338586
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