2020 INSPIRE Student Research & Engagement Showcase

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation (UNI Access Only)

Keywords

Borderline personality disorder; Sleep disorders; Attachment behavior;

Abstract

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental illness that affects relationships and personal well-being. The causes of Borderline Personality Symptoms are relatively unknown but do have a connection with insecure attachment. Sleep could help to explain this relationship to further shed light on the causes of Borderline Personality Symptoms. The current study recruited 275 participants from Amazon Mechanical Turk. Results suggest that sleep has a mediational relationship with insecure attachment and Borderline Personality Symptoms with 23 of 30 mediation models being significant. The implications of these findings indicate that sleep plays a role in the development of Borderline Personality Symptoms.

Start Date

17-4-2020 12:00 PM

End Date

17-4-2020 4:00 PM

Faculty Advisor

Dilbur Arsiwalla

Department

Department of Psychology

Student Type

Graduate Student

File Format

application/pdf

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The Role of Sleep in the Relationship between Insecure Attachment and Borderline Personality Symptoms

Borderline Personality Disorder is a mental illness that affects relationships and personal well-being. The causes of Borderline Personality Symptoms are relatively unknown but do have a connection with insecure attachment. Sleep could help to explain this relationship to further shed light on the causes of Borderline Personality Symptoms. The current study recruited 275 participants from Amazon Mechanical Turk. Results suggest that sleep has a mediational relationship with insecure attachment and Borderline Personality Symptoms with 23 of 30 mediation models being significant. The implications of these findings indicate that sleep plays a role in the development of Borderline Personality Symptoms.