ERIC Number: EJ982443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
Attachment Style Differences and Depression in African American and European American College Women: Normative Adaptations?
Cooley, Eileen L.; Garcia, Amber L.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v40 n4 p216-226 Oct 2012
This study examined ethnic differences in attachment styles and depression among African American and European American college women. African American women reported less favorable views of others, which suggests that attachment styles emphasizing caution in relationships may be normative and adaptive for these women. There were no differences between groups in views of self or reports of depressive symptoms. Implications for long-term relationships and counseling are discussed. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Females, Attachment Behavior, Depression (Psychology), Ethnic Groups, African American Students, College Students, White Students, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Interpersonal Relationship, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Counseling, Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory