The role of attachment styles in malicious envy

Amit Baumel, Ety Berant

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The current study addresses the link between attachment styles and manifestations of malicious envy. One hundred twenty-four Israeli undergraduate students completed measures of attachment styles, self-esteem, social comparison, and participated in a subject manipulation tapping malicious envy using tools developed for the present study. These measures were developed to examine envy in a direct way while controlling confounding variables such as the general tendency to see others in negative ways. Our findings revealed that dismissive avoidants exhibited higher levels of malicious envy manifestations in comparison to fearful avoidants. Theoretical implications of the findings were discussed by the authors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Research in Personality
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2015

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  • Attachment
  • Avoidants
  • Derogation
  • Dismissive avoidants
  • Envy
  • Fearful avoidants
  • Hostility


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