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Attachment styles, social skills, and depression were studied in 93 college women using the Relationship Questionnaire (K. Bartholomew & L M. Horowitz, 1991), the Beck Depression Inventory-ll (AT. Beck, R.A. Steer, & G. K. Brown, 1996), and the Interpersonal Competence Questionnaire (D. Buhrmester,W. Furman, M.T.Wittenberg, & H.T. Reis, 1988).The self and other attachment models and the social skills of negative assertion, self-disclosure, and conflict management all correlated with depression. Conflict management partially mediated the relationship between attachment self-model and depression. Implications for counseling are discussed.


This is the peer-reviewed version of the following article:

Cooley, Eileen L., Amy Van Buren and Steven P. Cole. "Attachment Styles, Social Skills, and Depression in College Women." Journal of College Counseling 13.1 (2010): 50-62.


DOI: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2010.tb00047.x



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