Examining Emotion Regulation and Friendships as Mediators Between Attachment and Romantic Relationships

Abigail Kukay, Izabella Aldi, Amanda Barret
Faculty sponsor: Dr. Ashley Seibert
College of Arts and Sciences


The current study examined relations between attachment, friendship, romantic relationships, and emotion regulation. Participants who reported greater comfort with closeness and intimacy also reported more closeness in friendships and romantic relationships, less discord in romantic relationships, and fewer emotion regulation difficulties.

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