This study aimed to identify the most common pattern of marital communication (normal or abnormal), the level of insecure attachment to the wife’s original family, and the level of emotional separation. Also, the study purposed to explore the contribution of marital communication and insecure attachment to the wife’s original family in the prediction of emotional separation. To achieve the purpose of the study, marital communication patterns, insecure attachment to the wife’s origin family, and emotional separation measures were developed. The sample of the study consisted of 170 married women who refer to the Sharia courts in Amman. They were chosen using a convenience sampling. The results of the study showed that the prevailing pattern of communication between couples was of an abnormal pattern, and the level of the wives’ attachment to the family of origin was medium. The level of emotional separation among them was medium. The results of the multiple regression analysis indicated that the variables of the form of marital communication and insecure attachment to the family of origin and age could predict emotional separation; where the rate of explained variance was 81.5%, and marital communication was the most predictive variable of emotional separation, as it explained 79.3%. The study recommends implementing counseling and guidance programs aimed to improve the level of marital communication and reduce the level of emotional separation among families suffering from these problems.
Alkayed, Nusaiba Kayed and Alsharah, Hussein Salem
"The Contribution of Marital Communication Patterns and Insecure Attachment to the Family of Origin in Prediction of Emotional Separation Among Wives Who Refer to the Sharia Courts in Jordan,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 12:
36, Article 29.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol12/iss36/29