The relationship between relationship styles, coping strategies, identity development status and mental health among Chinese young adult learners

Man Cynthia LEUNG, Ching Leung LUNG, Susan MOORE

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Abstract

Objective: To test a model integrating theories of attachment, coping and identity development to predict mental health of Chinese adolescents in the context of romantic relationships. Method: 181 Chinese tertiary students aged 18 to 25 completed a questionnaire assessing attachment, romantic relationship style, coping, identity development, mental health. Results: Multiple regression indicated mental health was negatively predicted by avoidance and self-punishment coping strategies and positively predicted by accommodation coping and secure relationship style. Immature identity and insecure relationship styles were associated. Conclusions: Identity, coping and romantic relationship styles are important issues to consider in supporting adolescents facing issues of intimacy.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2008

Citation

Leung, C., Lung, C. L., & Moore, S. (2008, July). The relationship between relationship styles, coping strategies, identity development status and mental health among Chinese young adult learners. Paper presented at the XXIX International Congress of Psychology, International Congress Centrum, Berlin, Germany.

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