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Self-criticism mediates the link between attachment insecurity and dyadic adjustment

Adult attachment is associated with relationship quality. We showed that attachment anxiety and avoidance were associated with poorer dyadic adjustment through high levels of self-criticism in the form of inadequate self, which highlight the importance of targeting feelings of self-inadequacy in couple therapy to promote dyadic adjustment and relationship functioning.

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Psychology and Psychotherapy-Theory Research and Practice
Volume / Volumen: 88
Number / Número: 4
First and last pages / Páginas inicial-final: 378-393
Year / Año: 2015
Month / Mes: december

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Centro de Investigação do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-Comportamental (CINEICC) da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, -, Portugal

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La Autocrítica Interviene en la Conexión entre la Inseguridad de Apego y la Adaptación Diádica

En los adultos, la seguridad de apego se asocia con la calidad de las relaciones. Se demostró que la ansiedad de apego y la evitación se asocian con una mala adaptación para las relaciones de pareja, por medio de niveles altos de autocrítica, en forma de falta de autoestima.
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Adult Attachment Insecurity and Dyadic Adjustement: The Mediating Role of Self-Criticism

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Teresa C. Martins1, Maria Cristina Canavarro2, Helena Moreira3

3 Phd, Centro de Investigação Do Núcleo de Estudos e Intervenção Cognitivo-comportamental (cineicc) da Faculdade de Psicologia e Ciências da Educação da Universidade de Coimbra, Researcher

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