In this study, the authors examined relations among adult attachment orientations, maladaptive problem coping styles, and a composite measure of current distress within a sample of 55 undergraduates (17 men, 38 women). Results indicated that each adult attachment orientation and each problem coping style measure was related in expected directions to students' distress. In addition, problem coping styles largely mediated the impact of insecure adult attachment orientations on distress. Implications of our findings to advancing an attachment theory-informed perspective on college student coping, distress, and intervention are discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Journal of Counseling and Development|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Psychology