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ERIC Number: EJ946951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
Bouncing Back from a Breakup: Attachment, Time Perspective, Mental Health, and Romantic Loss
Gilbert, Steven P.; Sifers, Sarah K.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v25 n4 p295-310 2011
Coping with a romantic breakup is a normal developmental task of emerging adulthood. Because of their role in influencing interpersonal relationships and adjustment, attachment history and time perspectives may influence resilience to romantic loss. In an online survey of 1,404 university students ages 18-25 who reported experiencing recent breakups, individuals with secure parental bonding, past positive time orientation, and lower future relationship orientation reported less distress after their breakup. However, time perspectives did not buffer the negative effects of poor parental bonding on mental health. These results suggest that professionals counseling college students experiencing breakups might consider addressing parental bonding and time orientation. (Contains 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A