2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Open Access Poster Presentation

Keywords

Sleep disorders; Attachment behavior; Self-disclosure;

Abstract

Research has shown that adult attachment style predicts self disclosure in relationships (Chen, Hi, Shi, & Chen, 2019 as cited in Collins and Allard, 2007). Previous research has also pointed to a positive relationship between healthy attachment and well-being, as well as sleep quality (Escolas, Hildebrandt, Maiers, Baker, & Mason, 2013 via Verdecia, Jean-Louis, Zizi, Casimir, & Browne, 2009). The purpose of this study was to examine sleep as a possible mediator between attachment styles and self disclosure. The current sample consisted of 202 participants recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Results indicated that sleep quality (indicated by sleepiness and insomnia) mediated the relationship between attachment and self disclosure. Future research may explore the potential benefits of high sleep quality to those who demonstrate avoidant or anxious attachment styles, as it could increase self disclosure in relationships.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Dilbur D. Arsiwalla

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate Student

File Format

application/pdf

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Psychology Commons

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The Mediating Role of Sleep in the Associations of Adult Attachment and Self Disclosure in Romantic Relationships

Research has shown that adult attachment style predicts self disclosure in relationships (Chen, Hi, Shi, & Chen, 2019 as cited in Collins and Allard, 2007). Previous research has also pointed to a positive relationship between healthy attachment and well-being, as well as sleep quality (Escolas, Hildebrandt, Maiers, Baker, & Mason, 2013 via Verdecia, Jean-Louis, Zizi, Casimir, & Browne, 2009). The purpose of this study was to examine sleep as a possible mediator between attachment styles and self disclosure. The current sample consisted of 202 participants recruited from Amazon Mechanical Turk (MTurk). Results indicated that sleep quality (indicated by sleepiness and insomnia) mediated the relationship between attachment and self disclosure. Future research may explore the potential benefits of high sleep quality to those who demonstrate avoidant or anxious attachment styles, as it could increase self disclosure in relationships.