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dc.contributor.authorGoodall, Karen
dc.contributor.authorRush, Robert
dc.contributor.authorGrunwald, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorDarling, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorTiliopoulos, Niko
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-29T21:30:30Z
dc.date.available2018-06-29T21:30:30Z
dc.date.issued2015-12-30
dc.identifierER4136
dc.identifier.citationGoodall, K., Rush, R., Grunwald, L., Darling, S. & Tiliopoulos, N. (2015) Attachment as a partial mediator of the relationship between emotional abuse and schizotypy. Psychiatry Research, 230 (2), pp. 531-536.
dc.identifier.issn0165-1781
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2015.09.050
dc.identifier.urihttps://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/handle/20.500.12289/4136
dc.description.abstractDevelopmental theories highlight the salience of attachment theory in explaining vulnerability towards psychosis. At the same time there is increasing recognition that psychosis is associated with childhood trauma variables. This study explored the interaction between attachment and several trauma variables in relation to schizotypy levels in a non-clinical sample. 283 non-clinical participants completed online measures of schizotypy, attachment, childhood abuse and neglect. When five types of abuse/neglect were entered into a linear regression analysis emotional abuse was the sole independent predictor of schizotypy. Age, attachment anxiety and avoidance were independent predictors after the effects of emotional abuse were controlled for. The overall model was significant, explaining 34% of the variation in schizotypy. Moderation analysis indicated that the effect of emotional abuse was not conditional upon attachment. Parallel mediation analysis indicated small but significant indirect effects of emotional abuse on schizotypy through attachment avoidance (13%) and attachment anxiety (8%). We conclude that emotional abuse contributes to vulnerability towards psychosis both directly and indirectly through attachment insecurity.
dc.format.extent531-536
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofPsychiatry Research
dc.titleAttachment as a partial mediator of the relationship between emotional abuse and schizotypy
dc.typearticle
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dc.description.facultydiv_PaS
dc.description.volume230
dc.identifier.doihttp://10.1016/j.psychres.2015.09.050
dc.description.ispublishedpub
dc.description.eprintid4136
rioxxterms.typearticle
refterms.dateFCA2016-09-30
refterms.dateFCD2016-09-30
qmu.authorDarling, Stephen
qmu.authorRush, Robert
qmu.centreCentre for Applied Social Sciences
dc.description.statuspub
dc.description.number2


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