This study aimed to investigate the mediational role of dispositional mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and resilience in the link between attachment orientations and psychological well-being. Ninety-six adult participants in this cross-sectional study completed self-report measures of adult attachment (ECR-R), dispositional mindfulness (FFMQ), psychological inflexibility (AAQ-II), resilience (RSA), and psychological well-being (PWB). Correlation analyses showed that higher levels of attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance were associated with lower levels of psychological well-being. Multiple mediation analyses, simultaneously taking the parallel action of the mediators into account, indicated that the link between attachment orientations and well-being is fully mediated by dispositional mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and resilience. Both attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance may significantly reduce individuals’ well-being by increasing their psychological inflexibility and decreasing their resilience and mindfulness. It might be useful to develop interventions designed to improve the psychological well-being of insecurely attached individuals by promoting their self-awareness, mindfulness, and resilience, as well as reducing their psychological inflexibility.

Attachment and well-being: Mediatory roles of mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and resilience

Calvo V.
;
Rocco D.;
2022

Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the mediational role of dispositional mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and resilience in the link between attachment orientations and psychological well-being. Ninety-six adult participants in this cross-sectional study completed self-report measures of adult attachment (ECR-R), dispositional mindfulness (FFMQ), psychological inflexibility (AAQ-II), resilience (RSA), and psychological well-being (PWB). Correlation analyses showed that higher levels of attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance were associated with lower levels of psychological well-being. Multiple mediation analyses, simultaneously taking the parallel action of the mediators into account, indicated that the link between attachment orientations and well-being is fully mediated by dispositional mindfulness, psychological inflexibility, and resilience. Both attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance may significantly reduce individuals’ well-being by increasing their psychological inflexibility and decreasing their resilience and mindfulness. It might be useful to develop interventions designed to improve the psychological well-being of insecurely attached individuals by promoting their self-awareness, mindfulness, and resilience, as well as reducing their psychological inflexibility.
2022
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