Accession Number:

ADA614075

Title:

Adult Attachment Style, Hardiness, and Mood

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

ARMY INST OF SURGICAL RESEARCH SAN ANTONIO TX

Report Date:

2014-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE