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The Relationship between Unstable Attachment and Subjective Well-Being: Mediating Effect of Decentering and Self-Compassion
Korean J Stress Res 2018;26:290-295
Published online December 31, 2018
© 2018 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Yong Hee Kim

Department of Psychology, Gwangju University, Gwangju, Korea
Correspondence to: Yong Hee Kim
Department of Psychology, Gwangju University, 277 Hyodeok-ro, Nam-gu, Gwangju 61743, Korea
Tel: +82-62-670-2539
E-mail: yngkim9@gwangju.ac.kr
Received October 9, 2018; Revised November 5, 2018; Accepted November 6, 2018.
Articles published in stress are open-access, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0), which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Background: The aim of this study were to investigate the effect of unstable attachment on subjective well-being and to identify mediator effects of decentering and self-compassion.
Methods: A total of 255 college students participated in this study by completing the following questionnaires: Experience in Close Relationship Scale, Subjective Well-being Questionnaire, Decentering Scale, and Self-Compassion Scale.
Results: Mediated Regression Analysis was used for the purposes of study. The results are as the following. First, unstable attachment had significant negative correlation with subjective well-being and decentering and self-compassion. Second, decentering had a partial meditational effect on the relation between unstable attachment and subjective well-being. Third, self-compassion had completely meditational effect on the relation between unstable attachment and subjective well-being.
Conclusions: These results suggested that it is important to enhance students’ level of decentering and self-compassion in order to increase their subjective well-being effectively.
Keywords : Unstable attachment, Subjective well-being, Decentering, Self-compassion


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