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Author(s): Marisa Ávila
Joana Cabral
Paula Mena Matos
Title: Parental attachment and romantic relationships in emerging adults: The role of emotional regulation processes
Issue Date: 2011
Abstract: This cross-sectional study involving a sample of Portuguese college students examined whether parental attachment bonds are related to quality of romantic attachment and whether emotional regulation processes mediate these links. One hundred and seventy college undergraduates completed measures of parental attachment bonds, emotional regulation and a measure of romantic attachment at the beginning of their freshman year. Structural Equations Modeling analyses demonstrated that the quality of parental attachment predicted different patterns of emotional regulation, which in turn predicted significant variability in the representations of students' relationships with intimate peers. The implications of our findings on counseling college students in distressed relationships are discussed. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
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Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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