Recollections of parental behaviour, adult attachment and mental health: mediating and moderating effects.

@article{Gittleman1998RecollectionsOP,
  title={Recollections of parental behaviour, adult attachment and mental health: mediating and moderating effects.},
  author={Maury Gittleman and Marjorie H. Klein and Nancy A Smider and Marilyn J. Essex},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={1443-55}
}
BACKGROUND Attachment theory posits links between early experiences with parents, adult relationships and adult mental health, but does not specify whether these are independent, mediating, or moderating effects. METHODS Associations of parent's behaviour on the Parental Bonding Instrument, adult attachment styles and three dimensions of mental health were investigated in a large sample of women and men. RESULTS Men and women with secure styles recalled higher levels of care from both… CONTINUE READING

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