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ERIC Number: EJ1133958
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0742-1656
Relationships between Attachment Avoidance and Anxiety and Responses to Art Materials
Snir, Sharon; Regev, Dafna; Shaashua, Yifat Hana
Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, v34 n1 p20-28 2017
In this study, we examined the relationships between the attachment dimensions of anxiety and avoidance and participant reactions to using a range of art materials typically employed in art therapy. Participants (N = 409) engaged in art making with one of five materials: markers, oil pastels, gouache paint, finger paint, or clay. It was expected that a correlation would be found between the attachment dimensions and an individual's response to one of the different materials, and that these correlations would differ by gender. The findings indicate that the higher the score on the avoidance dimension, the more negative was an individual's response to the art material. This pattern was particularly evident in responses to working with oil pastels, gouache paint, and finger paint. Most of the correlations were found exclusively for women.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel
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