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A Study on the Impact of Ego Defense Mechanisms on the Formation of Close Relationships in Young Adults

Author(s) Manvi Nitin, Pragyan Dangwal
Country India
Abstract Abstract - This study looks into how young adults’ defensive mechanisms affect their ability to build close relationships. The study concentrated on investigating the connection between attachment related anxiety and avoidance with mature, immature, and neurotic defense mechanisms. 180 young adults aged between 18 to 25 had their data collected using a quantitative study approach. The experiences in close relationships revised (ECR-R) and the defense style questionnaire (DSQ-40) were used to examine attachment related anxiety/avoidance and defense mechanisms, respectively. The results show a substantial negative link between attachment scores in people with mature defense mechanisms, indicating that people with better interpersonal interactions are also likely to have higher levels of mature defense mechanisms. Nevertheless, no meaningful associations were discovered between immature defense mechanisms and their attachment scores. The results showed a somewhat positive association between neurotic defense mechanisms and attachment scores, suggesting that those with higher attachment related anxiety and avoidance also typically have higher levels of neurotic defense mechanisms. Overall, the findings are consistent with the hypothesis that while neurotic defense systems also influence attachment patterns, mature defense mechanisms are linked to lower anxiety and avoidance in terms of attachment. These results advance our knowledge of how attachment styles and defense mechanisms interact in the setting of close relationships among young adults.
Keywords Defense Mechanisms, Young Adults, Close Relationships, Mature Defense Mechanisms, Immature Defense Mechanisms, Neurotic Defense Mechanisms, Interpersonal Interactions, Attachment Related Avoidance/Anxiety
Field Sociology > Philosophy / Psychology / Religion
Published In Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024
Published On 2024-04-30
Cite This A Study on the Impact of Ego Defense Mechanisms on the Formation of Close Relationships in Young Adults - Manvi Nitin, Pragyan Dangwal - IJFMR Volume 6, Issue 2, March-April 2024. DOI 10.36948/ijfmr.2024.v06i02.18970
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