Structural Equation Modeling for Attachment Avoidance of Adult to Sex Addiction; Mediating Effect of Positive Self-compassion
Sela Lim,department of Clinical Psychology, NungIn University, Hwaseong-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Jongdu Kim,department of Naturopathic, Dongbang Culture University, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea
The purpose of the study aimed to examine the structural equation modeling of attachment avoidance of adult through self-compassion to sex addiction. A total of 1340 Korean men and women in the 20s and 40s participated in this study. In order to measure, ECR-R, K-SCS, and SAC scales were used. For the data analysis, the model parameters were estimated by Maximum Likelihood Method and M-Plus 6.12 was used for the analysis. For the evaluation of the model, we used the verification, CFI, TLI, RMSEA, SRMR (Standardized Root Mean Square Residual) and Bootstrapping to verify the mediating effect. The fit of the modified model was found to be better than the study model (=824.785(=93, p<.001), RMSEA=.077, CFI=.949, TLI=.934, and SRMR=.056). The final model was selected and path analysis was conducted. Positive self-compassion showed significant negative impact on sex addiction ( =-.082, t=-2.511, p<.05). Attachment avoidance was positively related to the path of sex addiction via positive self-compassion (β=.032 p<.05).
Attachment avoidance of adult, Sex addiction, Positive self-compassion, Structural equation modeling
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