03 Dec 2018
Alexithymia is a personality trait characterized by difficulty identifying, describing, and experiencing feelings internally. Along with other circumstances, a high level of alexithymia and insecure attachment style may increase potential of mental health problems. A cross-sectional empirical design was used to examine mean level of alexithymia in non clinical samples and the association between alexithymia and attachment styles. Participants (N= 95) were recruited using convenience sampling. Variables were measured using Indonesian versions of Torronto Alexithymia Scale 20 and Attachment Style Questionnaire. Result showed the prevalence of Alexithymia was higher compared to some other studies with non clinical samples. Positive correlations were found between alexithymia and several attachment styles, and a negative one found with secure attachment styles. At domain level, the results provided interesting cues related to culture and emotion. Clinical implication of this study was cultural influence in individuals needs to be included in clinical observations.
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