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Family expressiveness, adult attachment and communication patterns in intimate relationships

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dc.contributor.advisor Shi, Lin G. en_US Teeruthroy, Vednidhi Tiwari en_US 2017-08-02T21:16:18Z 2017-08-02T21:16:18Z 2014
dc.description Advisors: Lin Shi. en_US
dc.description Committee members: Julie Ramisch; Florensia Surjadi. en_US
dc.description.abstract Getting a better understanding of the factors that influence successful adult intimate relationships is thought to be critical for both individuals and the society in general. More specifically, this study sought out to investigate how the family of origin may have an influence on adult intimate relationships, especially in terms of the associations between family expressiveness and adult attachment, and communication patterns in these relationships. Participants were 426 college-level students from a large public Midwestern university. Findings generally supported the hypothesized associations between the study variables. For instance, positive aspects of family expressiveness tend to be associated with more secure adult attachment characteristics and constructive communication patterns. Limitations of the study, implications for professionals and recommendations for future research are also discussed. en_US
dc.format.extent 81 pages en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Northern Illinois University en_US
dc.rights NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intimacy (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Attachment behavior en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Clinical psychology en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Social research en_US
dc.title Family expressiveness, adult attachment and communication patterns in intimate relationships en_US
dc.type Text en_US
dc.contributor.department Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences en_US M.S. (Master of Science) en_US

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