Somayeh Jalalitabar

Purpose: In this research, the role of attachment styles in the types of love in married welfare workers of the city Tehran has been investigated.

Methodology: The current research method was quantitative and correlational. The statistical population of this research includes all married welfare employees of Tehran province and the research sample in this research concludes 300 married women and men who were employees of human welfare organization of Tehran. The sampling method was random sampling. Two questionnaires were used in this research. One of the questionnaires is the Love Attitude Questionnaire (LAS) (Hendrick & Hendrick, 1986) and the second questionnaire is the Adult Attachment Questionnaire (AAS) (Hazen & shaver, 1987). The obtained information was analyzed using SPSS statistical software and various statistical methods such as correlation coefficients, chi-square, analysis of variance F and gamma correlation coefficients, and multivariate regression.

Findings: The findings showed that there was no gender difference in the type of Eros love between women and men. The most kind of love Both in women and in men, is in Eros love. Ludu0s love can be explained by secure affectionate style. There is also a relationship between Storg’s love and avoidant and anxious attachment styles. Pragma love cannot be predicted through attachment styles and gender, and the relationship between the two was not found. Anxious and insecure- ambivalent attached style can predict the love of Mania. The relationship between attachment styles and Agape love showed that the anxious- ambivalent insecure attachment style can predict agape love.

Conclusion: The results obtained from the findings of the current research on the relationship between attachment styles and agape love showed that the anxious- ambivalent insecure attachment style can predict agape love, so people who have an anxious- ambivalent attachment style are more likely to have a tendency to have agape love.

Keywords: attachment style, gender differences, types of love

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