The authors express their appreciation to Jonathon J. Beckmeyer, who provided invaluable feedback in the earlier stages of this research project and helped with the data collection procedures.
Adult Attachment, Cognitive Appraisal, and University Students' Reactions to Romantic Infidelity
Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
© 2012 by the American Counseling Association. All rights reserved.
Journal of College Counseling
Volume 15, Issue 2, pages 101–116, July 2012
How to Cite
Wang, C.-C. D., King, M. L. and Debernardi, N. R. (2012), Adult Attachment, Cognitive Appraisal, and University Students' Reactions to Romantic Infidelity. Jnl of College Counseling, 15: 101–116. doi: 10.1002/j.2161-1882.2012.00009.x
- Issue published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012
- Received 09/11/09; Revised 06/11/10; Accepted 08/07/10
- adult attachment;
- cognitive appraisal;
This study examined the relationships between adult attachment, cognitive appraisal, and university students' behavioral and emotional reactions to infidelity situations in romantic relationships. Results based on 173 university students suggested that both attachment and cognitive appraisals significantly predicted distinct types of infidelity reactions and that participants' cognitive appraisal mediated the effects of attachment on behavioral and emotional reactions. Counseling applications for university counselors are discussed on the basis of attachment perspectives and cognitive appraisal models.