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  • Previous research has associated insecure adult attachment with lower levels of pain self-efficacy within a laboratory setting. However, the external validity of these results remains unclear. This study focused on the applicability of this theory outside of a laboratory setting, specifically within the lens of exercise habits. If insecure adult attachment is positively associated with low levels of pain self efficacy, then individuals with an insecure attachment style will perceive pain to be more extreme than their peers might. It can be hypothesized, then, that insecure attachment style is a predictor of lower levels of rigorous exercise habits. A volunteer sample of 148 participants (117 females, 31 males) was taken. Participants were given several measures of attachment style, personality, and exercise habits. The findings indicate that individuals with either a fearful or preoccupied attachment style were significantly less likely to exercise across all exercise measures than other individuals. This is the first study to link exercise and attachment style in a university setting. These results suggest that there may be an underlying mechanism that links fearful and preoccupied attachment styles and causes ambivalent attitudes towards exercise within these groups.
  • Keywords: attachment theory, adult attachment, exercise, pain
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