Attachment Relationships and Health Behavior : the Mediational Role of Self-esteem

  title={Attachment Relationships and Health Behavior : the Mediational Role of Self-esteem},
  author={ERIK T. HUNTSINGER and Linda J Luecken},
Many young adults exhibit poor preventive health behavior (e.g., exercise, diet), thereby increasing their long-term risk to health. Recent research has focused on factors related to the development of health behavior in an effort to design effective early interventions. The present study evaluates how attachment styles are related to health behavior in young adults, and the potential mediational role of self-esteem. University students (N1⁄4 793) completed surveys assessing attachment style… CONTINUE READING

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