Title

Attachment Style Differences and Depression in African American and European American College Women: Normative Adaptations?

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Article

Issue

4

Abstract

This study examined ethnic differences in attachment styles and depression among African American and European American college women. African American women reported less favorable views of others, which suggests that attachment styles emphasizing caution in relationships may be normative and adaptive for these women. There were no differences between groups in views of self or reports of depressive symptoms. Implications for long-term relationships and counseling are discussed. © 2012 American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.

Keywords

African American, attachment, depression, relationships

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