Adult Attachment and Personality
Fatahyah Yahya1, Nurul Afiqah Binti Zekeria2, Nur Fatihah Mat Yusoff3, Nor Mazlina Ghazali4, Azzahrah Anuar5, Samsiah Jayos6, Merikan Aren7, Mohd Razali Othman8, Mohamad Azhari Abu Bakar9
1Fatahyah Yahya, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
2Nurul Afiqah Binti Zekeria, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
3Nur Fatihah Mat Yusoff, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
4Nor Mazlina Ghazali, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
5Azzahrah Anuar, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
6Samsiah Jayos, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
7Merikan Aren, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
8Mohd Razali, Othman Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
9Mohamad Azhari Abu Bakar, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak UNIMAS, Malaysia.
Manuscript received on 23 April 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 17 May 2019 | PP: 116-122 | Volume-8 Issue-1S May 2019 | Retrieval Number: A10160581S19/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: Children develop different types of emotional bonds to those who care for them. This fact is pertinent here because attachment styles take the form of disparate, relatively stable patterns of emotionality that influence love relationship, reaction to stress or loss and other emotional dilemmas in life. Different attachment style creates different personality for a developing child. That is why recognizing our attachment pattern can help us understand our strengths and vulnerabilities of our personality. This study aims to identify the relationship between adult attachment and personality among trainee counsellors in Universiti Malaysia Sarawak. This research adopted a correlational research design. The sample consisted of 54 respondents of trainee counsellors from first year of Counselling. The study involves two main variables of Adult Attachment and Big Five Personality. In this study, the questionnaires used were Experience in Close Relationship (ECR) and Big Five Personality. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) analysis showed a significant negative relationship between Attachment Avoidant and Big Five Personality factor: Agreeableness. This finding showed that people with attachment avoidant would have low factor of agreeableness which made them may put their own interests above those of others. They tend to be distant, unfriendly, and uncooperative.
Keywords: Adult Attachment, Avoidance Attachment, Anxious Attachment, Personality.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences