Predictive Ability of Social Intelligence from Attachment Styles

  •  Alghamdi Michaeel A.    
  •  Al.Qudah Mohammad F.    
  •  Albursan Ismael S.    
  •  Abduljabbar Adel S.    
  •  Bakhiet Salaheldin F.    


With our present study we aimed to explore the prevalent attachment styles among female university students and to investigate the extent to which attachment styles (secure, avoidant and anxious-ambivalent) may interpret differences in Social Intelligence (SI). Our subjects were 404 female students randomly selected from the preparatory year and the fourth year at King Saud University in Riyadh. We used and extracted the psychometric characteristics of the Adult Attachment Styles Scale and the Social Intelligence Scale. Data revealed that the most prevalent attachment style among our sample of students at King Saud University was secure attachment followed by avoidant and then anxious-ambivalent attachment. Analysis of multiple regression showed that both secure and anxious-ambivalent attachment contributed significantly to predicting SI. Avoidant attachment, on the other hand, did not prove to be a strong SI predictor.

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