The Role of Gender Role Conflict in the Relationship Between Attachment and Friendship and Attachment and Couple Satisfaction in Adult Men

Neiha Dhar, Purdue University


The purpose of this study was to explore whether gender role conflict and attachment are related to couple satisfaction and/or friendship for adult men. This study was unique in that it was designed to be inclusive of gay and heterosexual men and cross-sex as well as same-sex friendships. A total of 46 participants were included in the analysis. It was found that the more a participant claimed to be comfortable with intimacy and closeness the less satisfied they were in their couple relationship. It was also found that the more a participant felt that they could depend on others to be available when needed the more satisfied they were in their relationships. All other variables were found to have no correlation.




Edwards, Purdue University.

Subject Area

Social research|Mental health

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