God Attachment, Romantic Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction in a Sample of Evangelical College Students
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Primary Subject Area
Psychology, Clinical; Psychology, General
Attachment, God, Relationships, Religion, Romantic, Satisfaction
Straub, Joshua, "God Attachment, Romantic Attachment, and Relationship Satisfaction in a Sample of Evangelical College Students" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 307.
The current study sought to answer the following research questions: First, does God Attachment account for unique variance in Relationship Satisfaction after controlling for Romantic Attachment? Second, what is the complex relationship between these two sets of variables (God Anxiety and God Avoidance and Romantic Anxiety and Romantic Avoidance) and Relationship Satisfaction? The study revealed that the two dimensions of both God Attachment and Romantic Attachment were significantly (inversely) correlated with Relationship Satisfaction. God Attachment accounted for 6% unique variance on Relationship Satisfaction after controlling for Romantic Attachment. God Anxiety and Romantic Avoidance had a direct effect on Relationship Satisfaction. Unexpected findings in regard to Romantic Anxiety's effect on Relationship Satisfaction were found. Future research and additional considerations are discussed.