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Attachment styles, earlier interpersonal relationships and schizotypy in a non-clinical sample

Attachment styles, earlier interpersonal relationships and schizotypy in a non-clinical sample
Attachment styles, earlier interpersonal relationships and schizotypy in a non-clinical sample
Objectives: this paper investigates associations between adult attachment style, relationships with significant others during childhood, traumatic life-events and schizotypy.

Design: delationships between attachment and hypothesized correlates were investigated in a cross-sectional design using an analogue sample. The reliability of the attachment and trauma measures was investigated using a test-retest design.

Methods: three hundred and four students completed the self-report version of the Psychosis Attachment Measure (PAM), maternal and paternal versions of the Parental Bonding Instrument, the Attachment History Questionnaire, a measure of trauma and the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences scale through an internet website.

Results: as predicted, there were statistically significant associations between insecure attachment in adult relationships and experiences of negative interpersonal events. Both earlier interpersonal experiences and adult attachment style predicted schizotypy, and adult attachment style emerged as an independent predictor of positive schizotypal characteristics.

Conclusions: the findings support associations between adult attachment style and previous interpersonal experiences and between adult attachment and schizotypy. The PAM is a reliable and valid instrument that can be used to explore attachment styles in analogue samples and associations between attachment styles and psychotic symptoms in clinical samples
1476-0835
563-576
Berry, Katherine
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Band, Rebecca
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Corcoran, Rhiannon
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Barrowclough, Christine
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Wearden, Alison
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Berry, Katherine
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Band, Rebecca
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Corcoran, Rhiannon
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Barrowclough, Christine
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Berry, Katherine, Band, Rebecca, Corcoran, Rhiannon, Barrowclough, Christine and Wearden, Alison (2007) Attachment styles, earlier interpersonal relationships and schizotypy in a non-clinical sample. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 80 (4), 563-576. (doi:10.1348/147608307X188368). (PMID:17535544)

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Abstract

Objectives: this paper investigates associations between adult attachment style, relationships with significant others during childhood, traumatic life-events and schizotypy.

Design: delationships between attachment and hypothesized correlates were investigated in a cross-sectional design using an analogue sample. The reliability of the attachment and trauma measures was investigated using a test-retest design.

Methods: three hundred and four students completed the self-report version of the Psychosis Attachment Measure (PAM), maternal and paternal versions of the Parental Bonding Instrument, the Attachment History Questionnaire, a measure of trauma and the Oxford-Liverpool Inventory of Feelings and Experiences scale through an internet website.

Results: as predicted, there were statistically significant associations between insecure attachment in adult relationships and experiences of negative interpersonal events. Both earlier interpersonal experiences and adult attachment style predicted schizotypy, and adult attachment style emerged as an independent predictor of positive schizotypal characteristics.

Conclusions: the findings support associations between adult attachment style and previous interpersonal experiences and between adult attachment and schizotypy. The PAM is a reliable and valid instrument that can be used to explore attachment styles in analogue samples and associations between attachment styles and psychotic symptoms in clinical samples

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Published date: 2007
Organisations: Psychology

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Local EPrints ID: 365110
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/365110
ISSN: 1476-0835
PURE UUID: 8a27a3ac-ec81-44b4-8a7e-c8c9ae02d8ce
ORCID for Rebecca Band: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5403-1708

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Date deposited: 23 May 2014 10:13
Last modified: 07 Aug 2019 00:32

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