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Attachment, emotion regulation and coping in Portuguese emerging adults: a test of a mediation hypothesis

Joana Cabral, Paula Matos, Bart Soenens UGent and Wim Beyers UGent (2012) SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 15(3). p.1000-1012
abstract
Although the quality of parent-adolescent emotional bonds has consistently been proposed as a major influence on young adult's psycho-emotional functioning, the precise means by which these bonds either facilitate or impede adaptive coping are not well-understood. In an effort to advance this inquiry, the present study examined interrelationships among measures of parental attachment, emotion regulation processes, and preferred coping strategies within a sample of 942 college freshmen. Structural Equation Modelling was used to test whether the link between attachment to parents and the use of particular coping strategies is mediated by differences in emotion regulation mechanisms. As hypothesized, differences in attachment to parents predicted differences in the use of emotion regulation mechanisms and coping strategies. More specifically, having a close emotional bond, feeling supported in autonomy processes and having (moderately) low levels of separation anxiety toward parents predict more constructive emotion regulation mechanisms and coping strategies. Additionally emotion regulation was found to (partly or totally) mediate the association between attachment and coping.
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emerging adults, MIND, coping, attachment to parents, structural equations modelling, ADJUSTMENT, SELF, STYLES, STRATEGIES, YOUNG-ADULTS, COPE INVENTORY, LATE ADOLESCENCE, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, emotion regulation, SEPARATION-INDIVIDUATION
journal title
SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY
volume
15
issue
3
pages
1000 - 1012
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000312437600013
JCR category
PSYCHOLOGY, MULTIDISCIPLINARY
JCR impact factor
0.827 (2012)
JCR rank
73/126 (2012)
JCR quartile
3 (2012)
ISSN
1138-7416
DOI
10.5209/rev_SJOP.2012.v15.n3.39391
language
English
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A1
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2984563
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2984563
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2012-09-10 21:24:09
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2016-12-19 15:42:58
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  abstract     = {Although the quality of parent-adolescent emotional bonds has consistently been proposed as a major influence on young adult's psycho-emotional functioning, the precise means by which these bonds either facilitate or impede adaptive coping are not well-understood. In an effort to advance this inquiry, the present study examined interrelationships among measures of parental attachment, emotion regulation processes, and preferred coping strategies within a sample of 942 college freshmen. Structural Equation Modelling was used to test whether the link between attachment to parents and the use of particular coping strategies is mediated by differences in emotion regulation mechanisms. As hypothesized, differences in attachment to parents predicted differences in the use of emotion regulation mechanisms and coping strategies. More specifically, having a close emotional bond, feeling supported in autonomy processes and having (moderately) low levels of separation anxiety toward parents predict more constructive emotion regulation mechanisms and coping strategies. Additionally emotion regulation was found to (partly or totally) mediate the association between attachment and coping.},
  author       = {Cabral, Joana and Matos, Paula and Soenens, Bart and Beyers, Wim},
  issn         = {1138-7416},
  journal      = {SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {emerging adults,MIND,coping,attachment to parents,structural equations modelling,ADJUSTMENT,SELF,STYLES,STRATEGIES,YOUNG-ADULTS,COPE INVENTORY,LATE ADOLESCENCE,COLLEGE-STUDENTS,emotion regulation,SEPARATION-INDIVIDUATION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {1000--1012},
  title        = {Attachment, emotion regulation and coping in Portuguese emerging adults: a test of a mediation hypothesis},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5209/rev\_SJOP.2012.v15.n3.39391},
  volume       = {15},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Cabral, Joana, Paula Matos, Bart Soenens, and Wim Beyers. 2012. “Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Coping in Portuguese Emerging Adults: a Test of a Mediation Hypothesis.” Spanish Journal of Psychology 15 (3): 1000–1012.
APA
Cabral, J., Matos, P., Soenens, B., & Beyers, W. (2012). Attachment, emotion regulation and coping in Portuguese emerging adults: a test of a mediation hypothesis. SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 15(3), 1000–1012.
Vancouver
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Cabral J, Matos P, Soenens B, Beyers W. Attachment, emotion regulation and coping in Portuguese emerging adults: a test of a mediation hypothesis. SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY. 2012;15(3):1000–12.
MLA
Cabral, Joana, Paula Matos, Bart Soenens, et al. “Attachment, Emotion Regulation and Coping in Portuguese Emerging Adults: a Test of a Mediation Hypothesis.” SPANISH JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY 15.3 (2012): 1000–1012. Print.