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ERIC Number: EJ1000947
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Attachment Dimensions as Predictors of Mental Health and Psychosocial Well-Being in the Transition to University
Carr, Sam; Colthurst, Kate; Coyle, Melissa; Elliott, Dave
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v28 n2 p157-172 Jun 2013
This study sought to investigate the predictive relationship that dimensions of attachment shared with an array of indicators of psychosocial well-being and mental health in a sample of students making the transition to higher education. One hundred and thirty-one students completed the Vulnerable Attachment Styles Questionnaire (VASQ) prior to enrolment in their first semester of university education. Subsequently, the students completed measures related to perceived loneliness, institutional integration, psychological need satisfaction, depressive symptoms and ways of coping during their first semester. Results suggested that higher scores in relation to the insecurity dimension of the VASQ were instrumental in predicting negative psychosocial well-being and mental health. The results discussed the key vulnerability dimensions of attachment when seeking to predict indices of psychosocial well-being and mental health.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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