Attachment Style In Childhood

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Often times, attachment style in childhood can have an impact on how we interact and view other people. Attachment theory stems from the relationship that one as an infant has with their caregiver. During this stage the infant develops an emotional bond with caregiver, and this bond provides comfort and security. When this connection between them is damaged, the child develops insecure attachment. The reason for this is because when the caregiver is responsive to the needs of the infant then the infant will end up developing a secure attachment. But, if the caregiver is distant or overly obstructive with the infant’s needs, an insecure attachment style will be developed (Weisskirch, 2017). The interactions between the infant and the caregiver…show more content…
The reason for this is because this individuals “may become distressed with rational dependence’’. At difference to those who have less problem committing to a relationship, and are highly invested like individuals with anxious attachment or secure attachment. As a result, they found that when individuals are less emotionally invested, certain relationship issues may arise, such as “Commitment”. This is described by Arriaga as the scent of the relationship that maintains the couple unity secure so they can be able to surpass any adversity(Coy & Miller, 2014, p.234). If commitment becomes less important in the relationship, this may altered the couple’s happiness, and changing the relationship direction. Due to these findings regarding commitment and investment, we assume they will alter the course and development of romantic…show more content…
According to a study done in 2015 on attachment and its impact on commitment and adult attachment in the workplace, researchers tested the impact of attachment on the workplace through the utilization of Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), organizational commitment (OC), and adult attachment in the workplace (AAW). As a result, they found that secure attachment style was positively related to affective and normative commitment, while preoccupied and avoidant styles was negatively related to affective commitment (Scrima, Di Stefano, Guarnaccia, & Lorito, 2015). Just like attachment can predict the commitment between an individual and the workplace, attachment style was found to correlate with relationships and individual work performance and behavior. According to a study that was conducted, they found that anxious/ambivalent attachments were associated with poorer work performance (Hazan and Shaver, 1990). Their results revealed that avoidantly attached individuals tended to be overinvolved with work which resulted in effective work performance but disrupted home life, while anxious/ambivalent scale correlated significantly with reported anxiety about work performance and relationships at work. They also found that their avoidant scale correlated with concern over hours of work and difficulties in relationships at home
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