Attachment, dispositional hope, and problem-focused coping styles of adult substance abuse clients

Jeremy Peter Gatmaitan, Fordham University

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to explore the relationships between the attachment, dispositional hope, reactive coping, and suppressive coping of clients in recovery from substance abuse. The study recruited 102 participants who were engaged in intensive outpatient treatment for substance abuse. Participants were asked to answer three measures and a demographic questionnaire. The results were evaluated using correlation and multiple regression analyses. Attachment anxiety was found to have a relationship with frequency of use of reactive coping and suppressive coping. Attachment avoidance was also observed to have a relationship with frequency of use of reactive coping and suppressive coping. For dispositional hope, agency was found to have a relationship with frequency of use of reactive coping, but not suppressive coping. Pathways was not observed to have an association with frequency of use of reactive coping or suppressive coping. Finally, the multiple regression analyses suggested that attachment and dispositional hope predicted reactive coping, but not suppressive coping.^

Subject Area

Psychology, Clinical

Recommended Citation

Gatmaitan, Jeremy Peter, "Attachment, dispositional hope, and problem-focused coping styles of adult substance abuse clients" (2012). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI3526066.
https://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3526066

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