Adult attachment and mindfulness: examining directionality, causality, and theoretical implications

STEVENSON, Jodie, MILLINGS, Abigail, EMERSON, Lisa Marie, SIROIS, Fuschia and ROWE, Angela (2020). Adult attachment and mindfulness: examining directionality, causality, and theoretical implications. Journal of Research in Personality.

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    Abstract

    We present two studies that together provide preliminary evidence to challenge the view that the relationship between adult attachment and mindfulness is bi-directional (Study 1: repeated measures design and Study 2: a repeated measures study examining the efficacy of attachment security priming and a mindfulness induction). Adult attachment anxiety emerged as a significant predictor of some facets of mindfulness, over time, but the reverse was not true. Priming attachment security increased state mindfulness of mind to a greater degree than a mindfulness induction or control. These findings challenge previous research suggesting that the relationship between adult attachment and mindfulness is bi-directional, suggesting that attachment orientation plays a causal role in the development of mindfulness.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management; 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences; Social Psychology
    SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
    Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
    Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2020 16:50
    Last Modified: 12 Nov 2020 12:31
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27583

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