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Attachment and depressive symptoms in middle childhood and early adolescence: testing the validity of the emotion regulation model of attachment

Katrijn Brenning (UGent) , Bart Soenens (UGent) , Caroline Braet (UGent) and Guy Bosmans
(2012) PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. 19(3). p.445-464
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This research examines differential associations between attachment dimensions (anxiety and avoidance) and emotion regulation (ER) strategies (dysregulation and suppression) in middle childhood and early adolescence. Further, the study investigates how attachment and ER relate to depressive symptoms and perceived parenting. Two cross-sectional studies (N = 339 and N = 746) supported the hypothesized associations between attachment anxiety and avoidance and emotional dysregulation and suppression, respectively. Mixed evidence was found for ER as a mediator in associations between attachment and depressive symptoms. Study 2 found that parental responsiveness and autonomy-support are related differentially to the attachment dimensions. The Discussion focuses on the dynamics involved in associations between parenting, attachment, ER, and depression and on directions for future research. Brenning, K., Soenens, B., Braet, C., & Bosmans, G. (in press). Attachment and depressive symptoms in middle childhood and early adolescence: Testing the validity of the emotion regulation model of attachment. [Personal Relationships].
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MEDIATORS, attachment, BEHAVIOR, DEPENDENCY, INVENTORY, emotion regulation, middle childhood, parenting, early adolescence, depressive symptoms, PARENTAL PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTROL, SELF-DETERMINATION, ADULT ATTACHMENT, AUTONOMY-SUPPORT, CHILDRENS DEPRESSION, DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

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Brenning, Katrijn, Bart Soenens, Caroline Braet, and Guy Bosmans. 2012. “Attachment and Depressive Symptoms in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence: Testing the Validity of the Emotion Regulation Model of Attachment.” Personal Relationships 19 (3): 445–464.
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Brenning, K., Soenens, B., Braet, C., & Bosmans, G. (2012). Attachment and depressive symptoms in middle childhood and early adolescence: testing the validity of the emotion regulation model of attachment. PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, 19(3), 445–464.
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Brenning K, Soenens B, Braet C, Bosmans G. Attachment and depressive symptoms in middle childhood and early adolescence: testing the validity of the emotion regulation model of attachment. PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS. 2012;19(3):445–64.
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Brenning, Katrijn, Bart Soenens, Caroline Braet, et al. “Attachment and Depressive Symptoms in Middle Childhood and Early Adolescence: Testing the Validity of the Emotion Regulation Model of Attachment.” PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 19.3 (2012): 445–464. Print.
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  title        = {Attachment and depressive symptoms in middle childhood and early adolescence: testing the validity of the emotion regulation model of attachment},
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