Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Understanding the correlates of psychological distress has important implications for enhancing clinical treatments and promoting well-being and mental health in daily life. The present study examines the associations between attachment avoidance and anxiety, conflict resolution, and psychological distress in romantic relationships in a large sample (N = 697) recruited online. Anxiety and avoidance were associated with heightened psychological distress, and maladaptive conflict resolution strategies were found partially mediate these associations. Future directions and clinical implications highlighting attachment and conflict resolution are discussed.
Petersen, Julie and Le, Benjamin
"Psychological distress, attachment, and conflict resolution in romantic relationships,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 23:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol23/iss1/3