The Relation Between Insecure Attachment And Post Traumatic Stress Research Analysis

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In the first article, The Relation Between Insecure Attachment and Post traumatic Stress: Early Life Versus Adulthood Traumas (Ogle & Rubin, 2015), probability sampling was used, with a population pool drawn from the “13th Wave” of the University of North Carolina Alumni (1964 - 1966) Heart Study, an ongoing longitudinal study of University of North Carolina students and their spouses (Sieger et al, 1992) including a total of 1598 participants. A convenience sampling of USC alumni would complete a Traumatic Life Events Questionnaire, PTSD Checklist, NEO Personality Inventory, the Centrality of Event Scale, and rate their current social support level to help measure these stresses later in life (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3944195/#R35).The …show more content…
Concerns also arise from the study’s lack of initial disclosure to participants by adding the psychological questions and factors of PTSD and Attachment Disorder to “Wave 13”, as research was originally designed to look at personality as a predictor of coronary heart disease only (Ogle & Rubin, 2015). Updated consent forms would be required. Possible artifacts arise due to limited homogenous, high-risk representation from UNC’s predominantly caucasian (99.25%), and male (61.45%) population at the time (Ogle & Rubin, …show more content…
There were a total of 84 participants, children from ages 12 - 16 eligible for study which evaluated whether Reflective Functioning moderates the link between early neglect from primary caregivers to adolescent insecure attachment, intending for a working model of attachment and metallization during adolescence (Boreli, Snavely, Compare, Decio, 2014). Although the study used robust sampling methods, it used a low-risk Italian sample population (Boreli, Snavely, Compare, Decio, 2014) which limits broader application. Therefore it only allowed for investigation on the link between neglect and attachment security, and could not confirm causation.
The Research Ethics Board approved the study and researchers used "binary logistic regression" when studying whether Reflective Functioning Coding moderated the association states of neglect and attachment. This allowed for a secure/insecure dichotomy to be used as the dependent variable, and no known artifacts are found (Boreli, Snavely, Compare, Decio,

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