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dc.contributor.authorFaisandier, KMen_US
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, JEen_US
dc.contributor.authorSalisbury, RMen_US
dc.coverage.spatialNew Zealanden_US
dc.date.available2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierhttp://www.psychology.org.nz/en_US
dc.identifier.citationNew Zealand Journal of Psychology, 2012, 41 (1), pp. 19 - 29en_US
dc.identifier.issn0112-109Xen_US
dc.description.abstractOut-of-control sexual behaviour (OCSB) involves a continuum of sexual behaviour that results in distress or functional impairment. Several factors have been considered relevant to the etiology of OCSB, including attachment style, or the experience of intimacy-related anxiety and/or avoidance (Bowlby, 1969/1982, 1973, 1980). The present study explored OCSB and adult attachment amongst 621 New Zealanders using an online questionnaire. Using the SAST-R (Carnes, Green, & Carnes, 2010) to form groups, the OCSB group (n = 407) reported lower secure and higher insecure adult attachment than the non-OCSB group (n = 214), and this finding was strongest for women. This supports the notion that OCSB is associated with intimacy-related anxiety or avoidance, but further research is needed to clarify the mechanisms of this relationship in terms of whether attachment problems are a cause, consequence, or complex mixture of both in the development and maintenance of OCSB. Such knowledge would contribute to the development of etiological understandings of OCSB and inform future intervention approaches.en_US
dc.format.extent19 - 29en_US
dc.publisherNew Zealand Psychological Societyen_US
dc.titleWhat does attachment have to do with out-of-control sexual behaviour?en_US
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.citation.volume41en_US
dc.description.confidentialfalseen_US
dc.identifier.elements-id177144
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Psychologyen_US
dc.citation.issue1en_US
dc.description.publication-statusPublisheden_US
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/Massey University/College of Humanities and Social Sciences/School of Psychology
pubs.notesNot knownen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.psychology.org.nz/en_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1701 Psychologyen_US
dc.subject.anzsrc1702 Cognitive Scienceen_US


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