Does Harm Avoidance mediate effects of recollected parental bonding on mental distress in adulthood?

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Adverse early life conditions such as perceived low quality of parental bonding increase vulnerability to stress and psychopathology in adulthood. However, the mechanisms by which perceptions of parental bonding translate into vulnerability are unclear and remain sparsely investigated in healthy populations. We proposed a model, in which the personality trait Harm Avoidance would mediate effects of recollected parental bonding during the first sixteen years of life on measures of perceived stress and mental distress severity in adulthood.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComprehensive Psychiatry
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)1007-1014
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

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