The contributions of interpersonal attachment and friendship group identification to depressive symptoms in a non-clinical sample:Attachment, group identification, and depression

Rosenthal, Harriet E. S., Somers, Nadia, Fleming, Piers and Walsh, Judi (2014) The contributions of interpersonal attachment and friendship group identification to depressive symptoms in a non-clinical sample:Attachment, group identification, and depression. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 44 (6). pp. 409-414. ISSN 1559-1816

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Abstract

Drawing on previous literature from the separate areas of adult attachment and group processes, we explored attachment and group identification as predictors for depressive symptoms in a nonclinical sample.We found that attachment anxiety and friendship group identification predicted scores on the Beck Depression Inventory, such that higher attachment anxiety resulted in higher depressive symptoms, and greater friendship group identification resulted in lower depressive symptoms. Mediational analysis suggested that group identification partially mediated the effect of attachment avoidance on depressive symptoms, but did not mediate the effect of attachment anxiety on depressive symptoms.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2015 23:54
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2020 23:38
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/53472
DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12232

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