Attachment and exploration in adulthood: The mediating effect of social support

Chia huei Wu, Cheng Ta Yang

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摘要

Research examining the relationship between adult attachment styles and exploratory behavior has shown that anxious and avoidant attachment styles are negatively related to exploration. However, little research has been conducted on the mediation process between adult attachment styles and exploration. Given that perceived social support has been shown to be the basis for secure attachment and may be related to exploration behavior, the current study examines whether perceived social support mediates the relationship between adult attachment and exploration. University students in Taiwan (N = 168) completed questionnaires that assessed attachment styles; perceived social support from their father, mother, and best friend; and their intellectual, social, and environmental exploration. Our results revealed that perceived social support mediates the relationship between avoidant attachment and exploration behavior.

原文英語
頁(從 - 到)346-354
頁數9
期刊International Journal of Psychology
47
發行號5
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 10月 2012
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 藝術與人文(雜項)
  • 心理學(全部)

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