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Divergent Interpersonal Paths to Well-Being for Insecurely Attached Emerging Adults
Counselor Education Faculty Publications and Presentations
  • Joel A. Lane, Portland State University
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  • Adulthood -- Psychological aspects,
  • Social Adjustment,
  • Maturation (Psychology)
The present study explored attachment, social support, and well-being among a sample of emerging adults. The model predicted that social support would:1) mediate the relationship between attachment anxiety and well-being, and 2) moderate the relationship between attachment avoidance and well-being. All hypotheses were supported. Implications for counselors are discussed.

This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Adultspan Journal. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication.

A definitive version was subsequently published in October 2016 in Adultspan Journal, 15: 67–81 and can be found online at:

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Joel A. Lane. "Divergent Interpersonal Paths to Well-Being for Insecurely Attached Emerging Adults" (2016)
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