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dc.contributor.authorBarrett, Paulaen_US
dc.contributor.editorNirbhay N. Singhen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T13:30:11Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T13:30:11Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.date.modified2010-07-27T07:16:41Z
dc.identifier.issn10621024en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1023/A:1016677416638en_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/4088
dc.description.abstractWe investigated behavioural and cognitive representations of attachment style. Specifically, we sought to test continuity in attachment style and whether participants' perceptions of their attachments to parents, peers, and romantic partners would predict cognitive interpretation and responses to 12 ambiguous situation scenarios. Participants were 161 undergraduate students (17-20 years) who completed the Parental Bonding Instrument, the Attachment Style Questionnaire and the Inventory of Parent and Peer Attachment (peer subscale). Participants then indicated whether they interpreted ambiguous situations as threatening versus non-threatening and how they would respond (proactively, aggressively, or avoidantly). Regression analyses revealed that insecure parental attachments were the main predictor of participants' interpretations and their planned responses, followed by romantic attachments. Peer attachments played little role in the predictions. These results suggest that interpretation of situations and subsequent plans of action may be influenced by attachment related experiences. We discuss our findings in terms of their relevance to attachment theory and their application to our understanding of the concepts of attachment in development of interpersonal relationships.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishersen_US
dc.publisher.placeUSAen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom51en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto64en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Child and Family Studiesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume10en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode380107en_US
dc.titleAttachment relationships as predictors of cognitive interpretation and response bias in late adolescence.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Applied Psychologyen_US
gro.date.issued2001
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBarrett, Paula M.
gro.griffith.authorHolmes, Jane


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