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Table 4 Results of Sequential Regression Analyses for deactivating and hyperactivating experiencing phenomena using contrast testing

From: Adult attachment and emotion dysregulation in borderline personality and somatoform disorders

N = 472 Odds Ratio 95.0% C.I. For Odds Ratio
PC versus participants diagnosed with BPD and/or SoD
Over-regulation of affect .98** .96 1.00
Under-regulation of affect .97 .84 1.12
Secure adult attachment fears 3.66*** 2.30 5.83
Fearful adult attachment fears .99 .59 1.67
Dismissive adult attachment fears .43*** .27 .68
Preoccupied adult attachment fears .79 .46 1.33
Fear of abandonment .87 .49 1.56
Fear of closeness 1.84* 1.05 3.23
BPD versus SoD    
Over-regulation of affect 1.00 .99 1.02
Under-regulation of affect 1.37*** 1.17 1.62
Secure adult attachment fears .94 .55 1.59
Fearful adult attachment fears 1.30 .76 2.22
Dismissive adult attachment fears .78 .48 1.27
Preoccupied adult attachment fears 1.07 .67 1.71
Fear of abandonment 2.36** 1.39 4.02
Fear of closeness 1.62 .91 2.91
BPD versus BPD + SoD
Over-regulation of affect .99 .98 1.01
Under-regulation of affect .97 .85 1.12
Secure adult attachment fears 1.29 .79 2.10
Fearful adult attachment fears .67 .39 1.13
Dismissive adult attachment fears .79 .50 1.25
Preoccupied adult attachment fears .96 .63 1.48
Fear of abandonment 1.30 .77 2.19
Fear of closeness 1.46 .84 2.53
SoD versus BPD + SoD
Over-regulation of affect .99 .97 1.01
Under-regulation of affect .67*** .56 .79
Secure adult attachment fears 1.34 .79 2.30
Fearful adult attachment fears .54* .31 .93
Dismissive adult attachment fears 1.07 .65 1.78
Preoccupied adult attachment fears .89 .55 1.44
Fear of abandonment .55* .33 .93
Fear of closeness .68 .38 1.20
  1. Note: *p < 0.05; **p < 0.01; ***p < 0.001; BPD, borderline personality disorder group; SoD, somatoform disorder group; BPD + SoD, borderline personality disorder and somatoform disorder group; PC, psychiatric comparison group; italic numbers indicate inverse relations.