The Relations of Secure Attachment Style and Love Satisfaction with Online Relationship Maintenance

  • Chi-Keung ChanEmail author
  • Po-Shuen Viann Wong
  • Tsz-Ching Candy Lo
Conference paper
Part of the Educational Communications and Technology Yearbook book series (ECTY)


The present study examines the relations of secure attachment style and love satisfaction with online relationship maintenance among dating couples in Hong Kong. There were 100 males and 100 females participated in this study and completed a set of questionnaires to obtain the information on their secure attachment style, love satisfaction, and online relationship maintenance via mobile communication apps (MCAs; e.g., WhatsApp). Linear regression analysis and mediation analysis were employed to analyze the data. Results indicated that there was a significant positive relationship between secure attachment style and online relationship maintenance. Besides, the positive association between secure attachment style and online relationship maintenance was fully mediated by love satisfaction. Furthermore, the positive association between secure attachment style and love satisfaction was partially mediated by online relationship maintenance. The findings of this study highlighted the importance of cultivating love satisfaction for online relationship maintenance.


Attachment style  Online relationship maintenance Love satisfaction Mobile communication apps 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chi-Keung Chan
    • 1
    Email author
  • Po-Shuen Viann Wong
    • 2
  • Tsz-Ching Candy Lo
    • 2
  1. 1.Positive Technology and Virtual Reality Laboratory, Department of Counselling and PsychologyHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina
  2. 2.Department of Counselling and PsychologyHong Kong Shue Yan UniversityHong KongChina

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