The Relationships Between Childhood Traumatic Experiences, Marital Self-Efficacy and Relational Resilience: The Mediating Role of Attachment Types

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Kara E., Yüksel Şahin F.

The Journal of Academic Social Sciences(MLA), vol.10, no.124, pp.158-179, 2022 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 124
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Journal Name: The Journal of Academic Social Sciences(MLA)
  • Journal Indexes: Other Indexes
  • Page Numbers: pp.158-179
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The present study aims to investigate the mediating role of attachment types in the relationships between childhood traumatic experiences, marital self-efficacy and relational resilience. The study group consists of 531 married individuals. “Childhood Trauma Questionnaire”, “Marital Self-Efficacy Scale”, “Relational Resilience Scale” and “Experiences in Close Relationships-Revised” were employed to collect the data. Structural Equation Modeling was used to analyze the data. As a result of the research, the avoidant and anxious attachment types were found to have a partial intermediary effect between marital self-efficacy and childhood traumatic experiences. The avoidant attachment type displays a partial intermediary role between the childhood traumatic experiences and relational resilience. The anxious attachment type does not have an intermediary effect between relational resilience and childhood traumatic experiences.