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Childhood Attachment and Abuse: Long-Term effects on Adult Attachment, Depression, and Conflict Resolution. Child Abuse and Neglect, 21, 1015- 1023. Styron and Janoff-Bulman (1997) recruited 879 students (60% female) students from a large northeastern university to complete a multi-scale questionnaires to determine the contributions of childhood attachment and abuse to adult attachment, depression, and conflict resolution. The questionnaires used self-report measures to assess childhood abuse, attachment, and conflict resolution, and levels of depression were measured by the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). The respondents were not informed about the specific focus on childhood abuse until afterwards, and they were divided
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Unformatted text preview: into abuse group (26.4% of respondents) and no-abuse group in the data analysis. Styron and Janoff-Bulman (1997) suggested that early attachment experiences indirectly mediated the long-term impact of childhood abuse, but the long-term impact of childhood was more direct on conflict resolution behaviors. Compared to their no-abuse counterparts, the abuse group reported less secure childhood and adult relatonships, more depression, and more destructive behaviors in conflict resolutions in adulthood. The strongest factor for adult attachment and depression were early maternal attachment. The research recommends longitudinal studies to determine the relationship between abuse and attachment to control causal inferences and memory distortion....
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