The relationship between attachment cognitions and psychological adjustment in late adolescent women

Dorli Burge, Constance Hammen, Joanne Davila, Shannon E. Daley, Blair Paley, Nangel Lindberg, David Herzberg, Karen D. Rudolph

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Abstract

This longitudinal study of 137 female high school seniors investigated the relationship of attachment cognitions, current psychological functioning, and psychological functioning 12 months later. Attachment cognitions, assessed with the Revised Adult Attachment Scale and the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment, were significantly associated with current symptomatology. The Revised Adult Attachment Scale, in interaction with initial symptomatology, predicted depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, and personality disorders 12 months later. The Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment parent subscales predicted eating disorder and personality disorder symptomatology, whereas the peer subscales predicted substance abuse, eating disorder, and personality disorder symptomatology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-167
Number of pages17
JournalDevelopment and psychopathology
Volume9
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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