Predicting borderline personality disorder features from personality traits, identity orientation, and attachment styles in Italian nonclinical adults: Issues of consistency across age ranges

Fossati, Andrea, Borroni, Serena, Feeney, Judith and Maffei, Cesare (2012) Predicting borderline personality disorder features from personality traits, identity orientation, and attachment styles in Italian nonclinical adults: Issues of consistency across age ranges. Journal of Personality Disorders, 26 2: 280-297. doi:10.1521/pedi.2012.26.2.280


Author Fossati, Andrea
Borroni, Serena
Feeney, Judith
Maffei, Cesare
Title Predicting borderline personality disorder features from personality traits, identity orientation, and attachment styles in Italian nonclinical adults: Issues of consistency across age ranges
Journal name Journal of Personality Disorders   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0885-579X
1943-2763
Publication date 2012-04-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1521/pedi.2012.26.2.280
Volume 26
Issue 2
Start page 280
End page 297
Total pages 18
Editor Paul S. Links
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Guilford Publications
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The aims of this study were to assess whether Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) features could be predicted by Big Five traits, impulsivity, identity orientation, and adult attachment patterns in a sample of 1,192 adult nonclinical participants, and to evaluate the consistency of these regression models across four age groups (<30 years, 30–39 years, 40–49 years, and >50 years, respectively). In the full sample, measures of neuroticism (N), impulsivity, and anxious insecure attachment were substantial predictors of BPD features (adjusted R2 = .38, p < .001). Attachment scales were significant predictors of BPD features across all age groups, but different scales were relevant in different age groups. Our results suggest that in nonclinical populations, BPD may represent a complex constellation of personality traits and disturbed attachment patterns.
Keyword Young-adults
Developmental model
Impulsivity
Stability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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