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Title: Attachment and amae in Japanese romantic relationships
Authors: Marshall, TC
subject: Amae;Attachment;Culture;Japan;Relationships;Romantic
Year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Description: This is the post-print version for the Article. The official published version can be accessed from the link below - Copyright @ 2012 John Wiley & Sons
Amae is a Japanese term that refers to an individual’s inappropriate behavior when he/she presumes indulgence from a significant other. The link between attachment style and amae has been debated, but few studies have examined this link empirically. This study examined the association of attachment style with amae behavior in Japanese dating couples over a two-week period. Results showed that for Japanese men, anxious attachment was positively associated with their amae behavior, and in turn, with their increased relationship quality. Conversely, avoidant attachment was negatively associated with their amae behavior, and in turn, with their decreased relationship quality.
This research was supported by a Postdoctoral Fellowship grant awarded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science to the author.
Standard no: Asian Journal of Social Psychology, 15(2): 89-100, Jun 2012
Appears in Collections:Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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