عنوان مقاله [English]
The aim of present study was to investigate the relationship between attachment dimensions and communication patterns of couples with preschool children’s play behaviors. This study was correlational and 360 children (198 boys and 162 girls) studying in Yazd preschool centers in 1395-96 academic year was participated in. They were randomly selected using multi-stage cluster sampling style. To measure the research variables, the Preschool Play Behavior Scale (PPBS), Kinship Center Attachment Questionnaire (KCAQ) and Communication Patterns Questionnaire- Short Form (CPQ-SF) were used. Results showed that, the highest amount of play was social play and the lowest amount of play behaviors was reticent behavior. The results of stepwise regression analysis showed that attachment dimensions and communication patterns of couples in some cases can predict children’s play behaviors. Positive adjustment development predicted social play positively and predicted reticent behaviors negatively. Negative behaviors positively predicted rough play and solitary passive behaviors. The dimension of distancing from attachment figure support also predicted reticent behaviors positively. The patterns of man demand/woman withdraw predicted solitary passive behavior positively. For solitary active behaviors, no significant relationship was found with other variables.