Attachment models of the self and others: relations with self-esteem and humanity-esteem

Luke, Michelle A, Maio, Gregory R and Carnelley, Katherine B (2004) Attachment models of the self and others: relations with self-esteem and humanity-esteem. Personal Relationships, 11 (3). pp. 281-303. ISSN 1350-4126

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Abstract

The present research tested the extent to which perceptions of early childhood experiences with parents predicted general views of the self (i.e., self-esteem) and others (i.e., humanity-esteem), and whether attachment self- and other-models mediated these links. Two studies used a new measure of humanity-esteem (Luke & Maio, 2004) to achieve these ends. As expected, indices that tapped a positive model of the self in relationships were associated with high self-esteem and indices that tapped a positive model of others in relationships were associated with high humanity-esteem. Also, early attachment experiences with fathers and mothers predicted self-esteem and humanity-esteem, respectively, and these direct relations were mediated by the attachment models. The studies, therefore, provide direct evidence that attachment measures predict general favorability toward the self and others, while revealing novel differences in the roles of childhood experiences with fathers and mothers.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > HM1001 Social psychology > HM1041 Social perception. Social cognition Including perception of the self and others, prejudices, stereotype
H Social Sciences > HQ The Family. Marriage. Women > HQ0503 The Family. Marriage. Home > HQ0801 Man-woman relationships. Courtship. Dating
Depositing User: Michele Luke
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2012 15:08
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2012 15:08
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40982
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