Attachment between friend and romantic partner

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A difference in the attachment style between a friend and a romantic partner of students is the major concern area of this study. The study has focused its concentration in finding out the differences in the attachment style of students with their friends and romantic partners at different ages through the identification of their dependency and competitiveness level with their friends and romantic partners…

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The study has covered 50 respondents (students) of Bournemouth University age ranges from 18 to 25 with their academic qualifications of bachelor degree for survey. The selected respondents' versions in terms of their relationship status with their friends and romantic partners (now and then) are the findings of the study. The research survey was carried out in the month of '', 2009.
On one hand, the study has explored the relationship status in terms of attachment level of students at their different ages with their friends and romantic partners considering their dependency level and competitiveness attitude towards them and on other hand, it has tried to analyse why the attachment style of students will differ as per their age variations with their friends and romantic partners. Through these two explorations, a substantial contribution to identify the behavior of students at different ages with their different relationship (Friends/Partners) status can be supposed to say.
According to Bowlby (1973, 1980), experiences with attachment figures generate representational or "working models" that guide behaviour, affect, and perceptions in later relationships. ...
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