chapter  Chapter Fourteen
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Attachment in postwar societies of the former Yugoslavia

WithVladimir Hedrih, Marija Pejičić, Ivana Pedović

This chapter explores the level of expression of two attachment dimensions in the five countries and two entities of the former Yugoslavia and examine their relations with a number of country-level variables including exposure to war, war outcome, national wealth, and dominant religion. It includes six subsamples from five countries and two entities of the former YugoslaviaSlovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, and the two entities of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Affective attachment dimensions: anxiety and avoidance were measured by using the Serbian, Macedonian, Bosnian, Croatian, and Slovenian versions of the Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised questionnaire. As for the generalisability of the obtained results, it should be noted that, like most studies of postwar societies, this is an ex post facto study, with no data on the pre-war attachment scores to be used for comparison.