How does attachment styles relate to intimate relationship to aggravate the depressive symptoms?

Altin M., Terzi S.

2nd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES-2010), İstanbul, Turkey, 4 - 08 February 2010, vol.2, pp.1008-1015 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 2
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.03.142
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1008-1015


The present study aimed to examine the mediator roles of psychological tendency to intimate relationship between attachment styles and depressive symptoms. A series of regression analysis indicated that while the negative relationship between secure attachment and depressive symptoms was mediated by relational satisfaction, relational monitoring mediated the positive relationship between preoccupied attachment and depressive symptoms. Results also revealed that different from secure and preoccupied attachment styles, avoidant attachment showed a direct and strong relation with depression. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.