Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Predicting Cost-Inflicting Mate Retention Tactic Use in Women with Borderline Personality Features: Examining the Roles of Maladaptive Schemas and Reactive Aggression
by Harvey, Jessica, M.A., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2017, 63; 10275924
Abstract (Summary)

This study explored the role of early maladaptive schemas and aggression in the relationship between borderline personality disorder (BPD) and cost-inflicting mate retention tactic use. A sample of 142 women were assessed for BPD features, reactive/proactive aggression, early maladaptive schemas and mate retention tactic use. It was hypothesized that early maladaptive schemas and aggression would predict BPD features and cost-inflicting mate retention tactic use. Maladaptive schemas and reactive aggression significantly predicted BPD features. However, proactive aggression emerged as a stronger predictor of cost-inflicting mate retention tactic use. Furthermore reactive aggression was the only significant predictor of cost-inflicting mate retention tactic use in women with clinically significant BPD features. Overall, this study suggests that reactive aggression plays a significant role in romantic dysfunction in those with BPD features.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ro, Eunyoe
Commitee: Pomerantz, Andrew, Segrist, Dan
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 56/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Psychology, Clinical psychology
Keywords:
Publication Number: 10275924
ISBN: 978-0-355-16550-0
Copyright © 2019 ProQuest LLC. All rights reserved. Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Cookie Policy
ProQuest