Styles of Attachment and Decision-Making on Quality of Life among College Students

This cross-sectional study aimed to investigate the relationship between attachment styles, decision-making styles, and quality of life among college students. A sample of 180 college students, including both graduates and postgraduates, recruited through the unrestricted self-selected survey method completed the Adult Attachment Scale, General Decision-Making Scale, and Quality of Life instrument. The objectives were to examine the prevalence of different attachment and decision-making styles among college students and to explore their associations with quality of life. The results showed that attachment styles were significantly related to decision-making styles, with avoidantly attached students more likely to adopt a rational decision-making approach. The study also found that decision-making styles were associated with quality of life, with the rational decision-making style strongly related to quality of life. These findings highlight the importance of considering both attachment and decision-making styles in understanding college students’ quality of life. Furthermore, the study provides evidence that avoidantly attached students can still make effective decisions and have a good quality of life, challenging common misconceptions about their abilities.