Apego, Resolución de Conflictos, Satisfacción Marital, y Cultura en Mujeres

Translated title of the contribution: Attachment, Conflict Resolution, Marital Satisfaction, and Culture in Women

Ione Bretaña, Itziar Alonso-Arbiol, Shiri Lavy, Fang Zhang

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The aim of this study was to compare levels of attachment, conflict resolution strategies and marital satisfaction in women from Israel, United States, Turkey, and Spain (N = 343). A sample of individuals involved in a roman-tic relationship at ages 18-68 (M = 35.4, SD = 11.83) completed measures of attachment dimensions, conflict resolution strategies, and marital satisfaction. Tucker Phi coefficients revealed the same structure of the scales across all countries. Mean comparisons were used. Differences were observed among women from Israel, Tur-key, USA, and Spain in attachment (avoidant and anxiety), as well as in own conflict resolution strategies and in perception of partner’s conflict resolution strategies. In individualistic countries, women reported using conflict withdrawal to a higher extent. Women from collectivistic cultures showed higher levels of avoidant attachment and of use of demand strategy. No cultural differences in women’s marital satisfaction were observed. Results are discussed in light of the combined possible effects of cultural dimensions and individual variables.
Translated title of the contributionAttachment, Conflict Resolution, Marital Satisfaction, and Culture in Women
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalActa de Investigación Psicológica
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2019


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