Secure attachment style, coping with stress and resilience among university students

Volume 1 - Issue 2
Şerife Terzi
Pages: 89-100 Download Count : 5661 View Count: 3825 Facebook Share on Google+ Save to Zotero Save to Mendeley


The purpose of this study was to examine the role of a secure attachment style and coping strategies and their interactions on the resilience of a sample group of Turkish college students. The sample consisted of 225 students from a state university in Ankara. The List of Determining Risk Factors Resilience Scale, Relationship Scale Questionnaire and Coping Questionnaire Inventory have been used in the research. Data have been analyzed by hierarchical regression analyses were conducted to predict resilience. The results indicated that secure attachment style, and coping styles of active planning, avoidance/biochemical, and acceptance/cognitive restructuring were significant predictors of resilience. It was found that when secure attachment style scores were low, the presence of acceptance/cognitive restructuring orientation increased the resilience scores; while when the secure attachment style scores were high, acceptance/cognitive restructuring did not influence the resilience scores.


  • Resilience
  • secure attachment style
  • coping.
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