The role of attachment in the relationship between child maltreatment and later emotional and behavioral functioning.

@article{Lowell2014TheRO,
  title={The role of attachment in the relationship between child maltreatment and later emotional and behavioral functioning.},
  author={Amanda Lowell and Kimberly Renk and Amanda Havill Adgate},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={2014},
  volume={38 9},
  pages={1436-49}
}
The experience of childhood maltreatment is an important predictor of unfavorable emotional and behavioral outcomes. Because little research examined explanatory variables in the relationship between childhood maltreatment experiences and later outcomes, this study examined the role that attachment serves in this relationship. Four hundred twenty-four participants completed questionnaires assessing the variables of interest for this study. Results indicated that both childhood maltreatment… CONTINUE READING