ERIC Number: EJ818357
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
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The Role of Attachment Styles and Interpersonal Problems in Suicide-Related Behaviors
Stepp, Stephanie D.; Morse, Jennifer Q.; Yaggi, Kirsten E.; Reynolds, Sarah K.; Reed, L. Ian; Pilkonis, Paul A.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n5 p592-607 Oct 2008
The relationships among adult attachment styles, interpersonal problems, and categories of suicide-related behaviors (i.e., self-harm, suicide attempts, and their co-occurrence) were examined in a predominantly psychiatric sample (N = 406). Both anxious and avoidant attachment styles were associated with interpersonal problems. In turn, specific interpersonal problems differentially mediated the relations between attachment style and type of suicide-related behaviors. These findings suggest the importance of distinguishing between these groups of behaviors in terms of etiological pathways, maintenance processes, and treatment interventions.
Descriptors: Suicide, Attachment Behavior, Interpersonal Relationship, Interpersonal Competence, At Risk Persons, Adults, Self Destructive Behavior, Psychological Patterns, Psychiatry, Anxiety, Correlation, Etiology
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