Tijana Bogdanić1, Snežana Samardžić2

1University PIM, Faculty of Phylosophy, despota Stefana Lazarevića bb, 78 000 Banja Luka, BiH

2PHI Special hospital for psychiatry, Podromanija bb, 71 350 Sokolac, BiH, nenasok@yahoo.com



ISSN 2637-2150
e-ISSN 2637-2614
UDK 159.922.8:316.356.2
DOI 10.7251/STED2305001B

Paper Submited: 27.01.2023.
Paper Accepted: 18.05.2023.
Paper Published: 29.05.2023.

Corresponding Author:

Snežana Samardžić, JZU Specijalna bolnica za psihijatriju Sokolac, Podromanija bb, 71.350 Sokolac, BiH, nenasok@yahoo.com         

Copyright © 2022 Tijana Bogdanić, & Snežana Samardžić; published by UNIVERSITY PIM. This work licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.



The paper has the main goal to determine whether there is a statistically significant connection between early created affective relationship between parents and children and later partner relationships. The research was conducted on a sample of 136 respondents, 75 women and 61 men. The following questionnaires were used in this research: a structured questionnaire for sociodemographic and family data (gender, education, marital status, completeness of the family, family functionality, upbringing, alcoholism in the family during childhood and psychiatric diseases), a questionnaire about family affective attachment and the scale of passive dependence in partner relationships. The data were collected via social networks. The research results confirmed tre expected frequency distribution of the four patterns of affective attachment in our sample. Also, it was shown that respondents of different patterns of family affective attachment discriminate in the level of passive dependence in partner relationships. According to the data obtained through statistical processing, respondents with an occupied attachment pattern achieve the highest scores on the Questionnaire of Passive Dependence in Partner Relationships, while securely attached respondents achieve the lowest scores. Although insecurely attached subjects achieved higher scores on the mentioned questionnaire than securely attached subjects, this difference was not statistically significant, and that is why our third hypothesis was rejected.

Keywords: family affective attachment, passive dependence, partner relationships.