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Childhood sexual abuse and attachment insecurities as predictors of women's own and perceived-partner extradyadic involvement.
Child Abuse Negl. 2014 Sep; 38(9):1450-8.CA

Abstract

We examined the association between self-reported childhood sexual abuse and a woman's own and perceived-partner extradyadic involvement (EDI). The association was examined both directly and as potentially mediated by attachment-related anxiety and avoidance in a sample of 807 French Canadian women. In line with our hypotheses, we found that a personal history of CSA is associated with a woman's own and perceived-partner EDI and with the woman's levels of attachment anxiety and avoidance. The association between CSA and own EDI was partially mediated by attachment-related avoidance. The results suggest that a sense of betrayal stemming from CSA predisposes a woman to avoidance, which in turn predisposes her to EDI. The association between CSA and perceived-partner EDI was partially mediated by both attachment anxiety and avoidance. These results suggest that victims of CSA become suspicious of others' relational behavior and intentions, which contribute to attachment-related anxiety and avoidance and both own and perceived-partner EDI.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of California, Davis, United States.Université de Sherbrooke, Canada.University of California, Davis, United States.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24650365

Citation

Frías, María Teresa, et al. "Childhood Sexual Abuse and Attachment Insecurities as Predictors of Women's Own and Perceived-partner Extradyadic Involvement." Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 38, no. 9, 2014, pp. 1450-8.
Frías MT, Brassard A, Shaver PR. Childhood sexual abuse and attachment insecurities as predictors of women's own and perceived-partner extradyadic involvement. Child Abuse Negl. 2014;38(9):1450-8.
Frías, M. T., Brassard, A., & Shaver, P. R. (2014). Childhood sexual abuse and attachment insecurities as predictors of women's own and perceived-partner extradyadic involvement. Child Abuse & Neglect, 38(9), 1450-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2014.02.009
Frías MT, Brassard A, Shaver PR. Childhood Sexual Abuse and Attachment Insecurities as Predictors of Women's Own and Perceived-partner Extradyadic Involvement. Child Abuse Negl. 2014;38(9):1450-8. PubMed PMID: 24650365.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Childhood sexual abuse and attachment insecurities as predictors of women's own and perceived-partner extradyadic involvement. AU - Frías,María Teresa, AU - Brassard,Audrey, AU - Shaver,Phillip R, Y1 - 2014/03/17/ PY - 2013/11/21/received PY - 2014/02/12/revised PY - 2014/02/19/accepted PY - 2014/3/22/entrez PY - 2014/3/22/pubmed PY - 2015/5/15/medline KW - Attachment insecurities KW - Childhood sexual abuse KW - Extradyadic involvement KW - Mediation SP - 1450 EP - 8 JF - Child abuse & neglect JO - Child Abuse Negl VL - 38 IS - 9 N2 - We examined the association between self-reported childhood sexual abuse and a woman's own and perceived-partner extradyadic involvement (EDI). The association was examined both directly and as potentially mediated by attachment-related anxiety and avoidance in a sample of 807 French Canadian women. In line with our hypotheses, we found that a personal history of CSA is associated with a woman's own and perceived-partner EDI and with the woman's levels of attachment anxiety and avoidance. The association between CSA and own EDI was partially mediated by attachment-related avoidance. The results suggest that a sense of betrayal stemming from CSA predisposes a woman to avoidance, which in turn predisposes her to EDI. The association between CSA and perceived-partner EDI was partially mediated by both attachment anxiety and avoidance. These results suggest that victims of CSA become suspicious of others' relational behavior and intentions, which contribute to attachment-related anxiety and avoidance and both own and perceived-partner EDI. SN - 1873-7757 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24650365/Childhood_sexual_abuse_and_attachment_insecurities_as_predictors_of_women's_own_and_perceived_partner_extradyadic_involvement_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -