عنوان مقاله [English]
Paraphilia can be explained with lack of attachment an emotional bonding to others that have role in development of abnormal personality traits. The aim of this research was to examine the mediator role of attachment styles in the relationship between Abnormal Personality dimensions and fetishism. For this reason, in a descriptive and correlational research design 300 subjects among in Tabriz city men up to 18 years old was selected by available sampling method from and then assessed through Adult Attachment Inventory (AAI), personality inventory for DSM-5-Brief form (PID-5-BF) and the Multidimensional Inventory of Development, Sex, and Aggression (MIDSA). The results of multiple regression analyses revealed that ambivalent attachment style, antagonism and disinhibition can predict fetishism significantly and positively. Also, the results of path analysis showed that ambivalent attachment styles act as mediators of the abnormal dimensions of personality and fetishism. It seems, ambivalent attachment style originated from childhood experiences and unstable and maladaptive relationship with primary caregivers, that can affect correlation between abnormal personality dimensions that formed by many factors and fetishism which is type of paraphilia.