Measuring Lifestyle and Attachment: An empirical investigation linking Individual Psychology and Attachment Theory
Journal of Couseling and Development, 87(4), 394- 403, October 2009
Janine P. Buckner, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Paul R. Peluso, Roy M. Kern & William Curlette
P. R. Peluso, J. P. Peluso, J. F. White, and R. M. Kern (2004)
reviewed the theoretical constructs underlying the similarities between
lifestyle and attachment style. Specifically, they suggested that the
individual psychology construct of lifestyle (or style of life) and
attachment style should be empirically investigated. The present
research provided an empirical analysis of the concepts of lifestyle
and attachment style and compared the methods for assessing these
concepts. The findings supported the overall hypotheses that attachment
style and lifestyle are similar constructs.