DOI: 10.17265/2159-5542/2013.08.003
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Jaclyn A. Ludmer, Phillip A. Vernon, Robert C. Gardner

Abstract: This study explored the stability of self-worth among avoidantly and anxiously attached individuals in achievement and social domains. Undergraduate students (n = 180) completed measures of attachment style and were given a list of life events. Participants rated the extent to which their global self-worth would increase or decrease as a result of each event. Avoidantly attached individuals reported relatively stable levels of self-worth, whereas anxiously attached individuals reported heightened self-worth …

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