Attachment style and health behaviors
The relationship between mind and body has fascinated scientists and philosophers for thousands of years. The current study examined the relationship between a particular personality construct (attachment style), health-related behaviors and health outcomes. Attachment style theory concisely encompasses a number of variables (i.e., social relationship factors, emotional regulation, coping styles) that have been linked with mental health and medical health outcomes. While a few attachment style studies have looked at different international populations, none examine attachment style patterns in primarily African-American populations. The current study found expected differences and relationships between attachment style and health variables. No significant differences were found between African-American and Caucasian participants. Conclusions, study limitations and directions for further research are discussed.
Physiological psychology|Mental health|Minority & ethnic groups|Sociology|African Americans|Public health
Heide Marie Schlack,
"Attachment style and health behaviors"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.