The Effect of Mentalization and Mindfulness on the Relationships between Secure Attachment and Borderline Personality Traits

안정 애착과 경계선 성격특성의 관계에서 정신화와 마음챙김의 매개효과

  • Lee, Moon-Hee ;
  • Lee, Su-Lim
  • 이문희 (용문상담심리대학원대학교) ;
  • 이수림 (가톨릭대학교 상담심리대학원)
  • Received : 2020.03.10
  • Accepted : 2020.05.06
  • Published : 2020.06.28


The present study was aimed to verify the mediating effect of mentalization and mindfulness in the relationship between secure attachment and borderline personality traits. To this purpose, a self-reporting survey were conducted to universities and general companies in Seoul and Gyeonggi, so the final 358 data were used for analysis. Questionnaires including attachment type, mentalization, mindfulness and borderline personality traits were administered. A data was analyzed by a descriptive analysis, correlation analysis, and a structural equation model using SPSS and AMOS statistic program. A summary of the research results are as follows. First, in the results of the correlation analysis on the primary factors, secure attachment, mentalization, mindfulness and borderline personality traits had a significant correlation. Second, a dual mediation effect of mentalization and mindfulness was shown in the relationship between attachment and borderline personality traits. An secure attachment effect on the borderline personality traits through mentalization and mindfulness. Lastly, the significance and limitations of this study was discussed, as well as proposals for future research.


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