Armitage, C.J. and Harris, P.R. (2006) The influence of adult attachment on symptom reporting: testing a mediational model in a sample of the general population. Psychology and Health, 21 (3). pp. 351-366. ISSN 0887-0446Full text not available from this repository.
Research has demonstrated that adult attachment style affects symptom reporting, yet relatively little is known about the variables that mediate this relationship. Participants ( N =202) completed a series of measures designed to tap psychosocial variables associated with both attachment style and symptom reporting, namely, social support, self-esteem, positive affect, negative affect, and emotional expressivity. As predicted, people with secure attachment styles differed significantly from those with insecure attachment styles (i.e., avoidant and anxious/ambivalent) on all dependent variables. Negative affect was the principal mediator of the effects of secure, avoidant, and anxious/ambivalent attachment styles on symptom reporting. The discussion focuses on the practical and theoretical implications of this work, and in particular on the role of negative affect on symptom reporting.
|Keywords:||Adult attachment; symptom reporting; negative affect; positive affect; self-esteem; social support|
|Institution:||The University of Sheffield|
|Academic Units:||The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > Department of Psychology (Sheffield)|
|Depositing User:||Miss Anthea Tucker|
|Date Deposited:||20 Oct 2009 10:00|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2009 10:00|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|