Adult Attachment Style, Hardiness, and Mood
ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH SAN ANTONIO TX
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This study examines the relationship of attachment style and hardiness to positive mood in active duty military personnel with recent deployment experiences N561. Soldiers high in hardiness show more secure attachments, and less attachment-related anxiety and avoidance. Controlling for age and sex, hierarchical regressions found that hardiness and low attachment-related avoidance predict positive mood states. Further, the hardiness facets of commitment and control, but not challenge, predict positive mood. These results suggest that more secure attachment style and psychological hardiness serve as resilience resources for soldiers, leading to more positive mood states and well-being despite the stressors of military life.
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