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Affect Regulation as a Mediator of Attachment and Deliberate Self-Harm
Journal of College Counseling (2007)
  • Margaret Diddams, Seattle Pacific University
  • Joan Kimball, Seattle Pacific University

The authors used structural equation modeling to test the mediational role of affect regulation on attachment and deliberate self-harm in 216 undergraduates. Results suggest that affect regulation mediates the relationship between attachment and deliberate self-harm, providing support for the theoretical importance of attachment and affect regulation in the etiology of self-harm behaviors. Accordingly, attachment styles should be considered when providing clinical assistance to college students in an effort to improve affect regulation and to treat deliberate self-harm.

Publication Date
Spring 2007
Citation Information
Margaret Diddams and Joan Kimball. "Affect Regulation as a Mediator of Attachment and Deliberate Self-Harm" Journal of College Counseling Vol. 10 Iss. 1 (2007)
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