Attachment dimensions as predictors of mental health and psychosocial well-being in the transition to university

Carr, Sam, Colthurst, Kate, Coyle, Melissa and Elliott, David (2013) Attachment dimensions as predictors of mental health and psychosocial well-being in the transition to university. European Journal of Psychology of Education, 28 (2). pp. 157-172. Full text not available from this repository.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10212-012-0106-9

Abstract

This study sought to investigate the predictive relationship that dimensions of attachment shared with an array of indicators of psychosocial well-being and mental health in a sample of students making the transition to higher education. One hundred and thirty-one students completed the Vulnerable Attachment Styles Questionnaire (VASQ) prior to enrolment in their first semester of university education. Subsequently, the students completed measures related to perceived loneliness, institutional integration, psychological need satisfaction, depressive symptoms and ways of coping during their first semester. Results suggested that higher scores in relation to the insecurity dimension of the VASQ were instrumental in predicting negative psychosocial well-being and mental health. The results discussed the key vulnerability dimensions of attachment when seeking to predict indices of psychosocial well-being and mental health.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: European Journal of Psychology of Education
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISSN: 0256-2928
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Medical and Sports Sciences > Sports and Physical Activity > Sport
Additional Information: First online: 24 February 2012.
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2016 12:35
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2017 11:56
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2008

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