La coppia e l’attaccamento: il ruolo del sostegno percepito all’arrivo del primo figlio - This study examines the role of social support in the couples of new-parents and assesses the influence of attachment models on it. The Adult Attachment Interview (AAI), the Current Relationship Interview (CRI), and the Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support (MSPSS) were administered to a sample of 100 participants. Results indicated a perception of social support more pronounced in women, mainly on the dimension of social support derived from the partner. Furthermore, for women and not for men, an association between attachment models to the AAI ("generalized") and the different perceptions of social support was revealed. On the contrary, attachment models to the CRI ("specific") didn’t show any significant difference of social support perceived at childbirth.
Key words: generalized attachment, specific attachment, perceived social support, couple, parenthood, received social support
Parole chiave: attaccamento generale, attaccamento specifico, supporto sociale percepito, coppia, genitorialità, supporto sociale ricevuto.