Self-reported attachment style, trauma exposure and dissociative symptoms among adolescents
2011 (English)In: Attachment & Human Development, ISSN 1461-6734, E-ISSN 1469-2988, Vol. 13, no 6, 579-595 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of this study was to analyze whether self-reported attachment style (measuring avoidance and anxiety) among adolescents was associated with dissociative symptoms, in addition to self-reported potentially traumatic experiences. A group consisting of 462 adolescents completed three self-assessment questionnaires: Linkoping Youth Life Experience Scale (LYLES), Experiences in Close Relationships, modified version (ECR) and Dissociation Questionnaire Sweden (Dis-Q-Sweden). Self-reported attachment style had a stronger association with dissociative symptoms than self reported traumas. It was also found that scores on a dissociation questionnaire correlated strongly with scores on self-reported attachment style in adolescence. Discussion concerns reasons why self-reported attachment style is an important factor that may influence dissociative symptoms during adolescence.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Abingdon: Taylor& Francis , 2011. Vol. 13, no 6, 579-595 p.
National CategoryMedical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-71831DOI: 10.1080/14616734.2011.609004ISI: 000299795100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-71831DiVA: diva2:454322