Mental models of attachment and coping with abortion Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

Cozzarellı, Catherına
Sümer, Nebi
Major, Brenda
This study explored the relationships between mental models of attachment and adjustment to abortion in 408 women undergoing a 1st-trimester abortion at a large free-standing abortion clinic. As expected, mental models of attachment were related to postabortion distress and positive well-being. These relationships were mediated by feelings of self efficacy for coping with abortion, perceived support from a woman's male partner, and perceived conflict from this same source. Model of self and model of others interacted only in predicting perceived conflict and positive well-being. Model of self was more strongly related to the mediator and outcome variables than was model of others. The effects of model of self, however, were largely a reflection of the overlap between model of self and self esteem.
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C. Cozzarellı, N. Sümer, and B. Major, “Mental models of attachment and coping with abortion Journal of Personality and Social Psychology,” Journal Of Personality And Social Psychology, pp. 453–467, 1998, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: