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dc.contributor.authorCooper, Ashley N.*
dc.contributor.authorTotenhagen, Casey J.*
dc.contributor.authorMcDaniel, Brandon T.*
dc.contributor.authorCurran, Melissa A.*
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T23:44:22Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T23:44:22Z
dc.date.issued2018-03
dc.identifier.citationCooper, A. N., Totenhagen, C. J., McDaniel, B. T., & Curran, M. A. (2017). Volatility in daily relationship quality: The roles of attachment and gender. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Vol 35, Issue 3, pp. 348 - 371, https://doi.org/10.1177/0265407517690038en_US
dc.identifier.issn0265-4075
dc.identifier.issn1460-3608
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0265407517690038
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627867
dc.description.abstractPrevious research on attachment orientations has focused on how attachment is associated with levels of relationship quality; however, the nature of associations with variability over time (volatility) on relationship quality remains unclear. Couples who are higher in volatility have poorer relationship outcomes, thus it is important to understand factors that influence volatility. We used 7-day daily diaries with both members of 157 heterosexual couples to analyze associations between actor and partner reports of attachment anxiety and avoidance and gender in associations with both general levels of relationship quality and volatility in daily relationship quality. Overall, we found that regardless of gender, attachment avoidance was linked with decreased levels of relationship quality for both actors and partners. Gender differences in volatility of daily relationship quality emerged such that women's attachment influenced both their own and their male partner's volatility. Women's attachment anxiety was positively associated with volatility for both their own and their partner's relationship quality. Women's attachment avoidance was also negatively associated with volatility in their partner's relationship quality. We discuss how attachment avoidance is a greater predictor for average levels of daily relationship quality, whereas attachment anxiety drives volatility in daily feelings about the relationship. Further, conflict is an important factor to consider in these links between attachment anxiety and volatility in relationship quality; on days when individuals reported greater conflict than usual, they reported lower relationship quality, and this association was stronger for those whose partners were high in attachment anxiety. We explore implications for research and practice.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE PUBLICATIONS LTDen_US
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0265407517690038en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © 2018, © SAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.subjectAPIMen_US
dc.subjectattachmenten_US
dc.subjectdaily diaryen_US
dc.subjectintraindividual variabilityen_US
dc.subjectrelationship qualityen_US
dc.subjectvolatilityen_US
dc.titleVolatility in daily relationship qualityen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizonaen_US
dc.identifier.journalJOURNAL OF SOCIAL AND PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPSen_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item from the UA Faculty Publications collection is made available by the University of Arizona with support from the University of Arizona Libraries. If you have questions, please contact us at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.eprint.versionFinal accepted manuscripten_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Social and Personal Relationships
dc.source.volume35
dc.source.issue3
dc.source.beginpage348
dc.source.endpage371
refterms.dateFOA2018-05-31T23:44:23Z


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