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The role of insecure attachment and psychological mechanisms in paranoid and depressive symptoms: An exploratory model

dc.contributor.authorTrucharte Martínez, Almudena
dc.contributor.authorValiente Ots, Carmen
dc.contributor.authorEspinosa, Regina
dc.contributor.authorChaves Vélez, Covadonga
dc.date.accessioned2023-06-22T10:42:45Z
dc.date.available2023-06-22T10:42:45Z
dc.date.issued2022-02-24
dc.descriptionCRUE-CSIC (Acuerdos Transformativos 2022)
dc.description.abstractAttachment theory is considered an important theoretical framework for understanding the ontogenesis of psychopathology. In this regard, insecure attachment styles have been associated with the development and maintenance of paranoid and depressive symptoms. Furthermore, different psychological processes (i.e., self-esteem and experiential avoidance) have been identified as mediating mechanisms between the relationship of insecure attachment and these symptoms. Nowadays, there is a more positive view in psychology focusing on factors that contribute to well-being, although little is known about the role of these psychological well-being variables as mediators between insecure attachment and psychopathology. For thus, the aim of this study was to test one explorative structural equation model of insecure attachment on paranoid and depressive symptoms through psychological mediating mechanisms to elucidate the processes involved in each of them. To evaluate the model, 141 individuals with severe psychiatric conditions participated in the study. The results revealed good model fit, highlighting that avoidant attachment has a direct and indirect effect on the symptoms, while anxious attachment has only an indirect effect through mediating mechanisms. On the other hand, lower levels of self-acceptance and environmental mastery have been identified as important processes associated with paranoid and depressive symptoms. However, less positive relationships were a significant mediating mechanism only for paranoid ideation symptoms. These results have important clinical implications by shedding light on the relationship between insecure attachment, paranoid and depressive symptoms, and the psychological mediating mechanisms involved in this relationship, which may be considered key variables in clinical treatments.
dc.description.departmentDepto. de Personalidad, Evaluación y Psicología Clínica
dc.description.facultyFac. de Psicología
dc.description.refereedTRUE
dc.description.sponsorshipMinisterio de Ciencia e Innovación (MICINN)
dc.description.statuspub
dc.eprint.idhttps://eprints.ucm.es/id/eprint/72357
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.schres.2022.02.021
dc.identifier.issn0920-9964, ESSN: 1573-2509
dc.identifier.officialurlhttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.schres.2022.02.021
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14352/71472
dc.journal.titleSchizophrenia Research
dc.language.isoeng
dc.page.final16
dc.page.initial9
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.projectID(PSI2016- 74987-P)
dc.rightsAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 3.0 España
dc.rights.accessRightsopen access
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subject.keywordInsecure attachment
dc.subject.keywordParanoid ideation
dc.subject.keywordDepression
dc.subject.keywordPsychological well-being dimensions
dc.subject.keywordExperiential avoidance
dc.subject.keywordMediation models
dc.subject.ucmPsiquiatría
dc.subject.ucmPsicología (Psicología)
dc.subject.ucmPsicología clínica y psicodiagnóstico
dc.subject.unesco3211 Psiquiatría
dc.subject.unesco61 Psicología
dc.subject.unesco6101 Patología
dc.titleThe role of insecure attachment and psychological mechanisms in paranoid and depressive symptoms: An exploratory model
dc.typejournal article
dc.volume.number243
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