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The Relation Between The Interpersonal Relationships And Attachment Styles Of Teacher Trainees


  • Batiyar Eraslan Capan

    () (Anadolu University)


The aim of this research is to investigate whether the teacher trainees’ attachment styles predict interpersonal relationships. Two hundres thirty students attending the Faculty of Education, Anadolu University during the Spring Semester of 2007-2008 participated this study. The data on the attachment styles were collected by “The Relationship Scale†developed by Griffin and Bartholomew (1994) and adapted to Turkish by Sümer and Güngör (1999). The data on the interpersonal relationships were collected by means of “Interpersonal Relationship Scale†developed by Şahin, Durak and Yasak (1994). The regression analysis. was applied to the data. According to the results, it can be stated that secure attachment style predicted nourishing interpersonal relationships, and dismissing attachment style predicted poisoning interpersonal relationships. The findings achieved in view of the study aim were discussed according to the previous studies and theory.

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  • Batiyar Eraslan Capan, 2009. "The Relation Between The Interpersonal Relationships And Attachment Styles Of Teacher Trainees," Anadolu University Journal of Social Sciences, Anadolu University, vol. 9(2), pages 127-142, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:and:journl:v:9:y:2009:i:2:p:127-142

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    Interpersonal relationships; attachment; attachment styles; teacher trainees.;

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    • Z00 - Other Special Topics - - General - - - General


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