依戀型態對網路他人信任感與網路自我確定度之影響The influence of Adult Attachment Styles on the Sense of Trust to Cyber-others and Cyber Self-certainty
Author：Wu, Chia-huei & Lin, Yi-cheng
Keywords：Adult attachment, Trust, Self-certainty, Internet
It has been well documented that the Internet has created a whole new world with a whole new set of interpersonal rules. People's real world behavior is assumed to be drastically different from that of the virtual world. The authors, however, believe that some consistency would be maintained down deep in the psychological realm. Attachment style, the primary mental representation of an individual's interpersonal world, would penetrate across situations. Thus, in the present study, the differences among three adult attachment styles on the sense of trust to cyber-other and cyber self-certainty was investigated. One hundred and ninety three students at National Taiwan University participated in this study. They completed three scales measuring attachment orientation, sense of trust to cyber-other, and cyber self-certainty. The results confirmed our hypotheses indicating that people with different attachment styles had significant differences on the sense of trust to cyber-other and cyber self-certainty, and the pattern was consistent with the Attachment Theory, suggesting that persons with different attachment styles tend to exhibit similar attachment characteristics in cyberspace. Thus, although the Internet does provide a rich environment for explorations, people tend to maintain their primary theme in approaching this virtual world. The current research suggests an interactive view to understand interpersonal behaviors on the net.