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ERIC Number: EJ1017380
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Sep-10
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1990-3839
Attachment Styles, Abuse Experiences and Depression
Gunduz, Bulent; Capri, Burhan; Akbay, Sinem Evin; Tunc, Aygul
Educational Research and Reviews, v8 n17 p1604-1612 Sep 2013
This study aims to examine the relationship between abuse experiences, depression and attachment styles. The data for this study was collected from 251 students (123 females and 128 males) who attend Mersin University. As a part of the data collection, students completed the Experiences in Affiliation Inventory, Childhood Trauma Scale and Brief Symptom Inventory. Pearson product-moment correlation and multiple regression analyses were used to analyze the data. According to the analyses, a positive relationship was found between attachment styles, trauma and depression. According to the results of the regression analysis, avoidant attachment style and physical trauma significantly predict depression level. On the other hand, it was found that anxious attachment and emotional and sexual trauma do not contribute to depression levels among university students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory; Brief Symptom Inventory; State Trait Anxiety Inventory
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