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Title:
The relationship of family of origin and codependency
Author:
Bruno, Denise Marie, 1965-
Issue Date:
1990
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The records of 160 patients from a dependency treatment center in Arizona were reviewed in an effort to substantiate the hypothesis that specific clusters of problems stand out as being characteristic of people seeking help for codependency. Research focused on family of origin and childhood experiences in relation to individual codependency levels. The presence of parent's chemical abuse, reported childhood physical and/or sexual abuse and identified dysfunctional family characteristics and each patient's DSM III diagnosis were recorded. Results were analyzed by comparing these variables to the patient's scored codependency level. The hypotheses were confirmed by the following findings: (1) As a subject's chemical dependency increases, codependency level decreases; (2) when sexual and physical abuse are reported, level of codependency increases; (3) as number of dysfunctional family of origin characteristics increase, codependency level increases; and (4) certain DSM III diagnoses related to level of codependency. An insignificant relationship was found between parent's chemical abuse and level of codependency indicating a null hypothesis.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Sociology, Individual and Family Studies.
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Family and Consumer Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Newlon, Betty J.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleThe relationship of family of origin and codependencyen_US
dc.creatorBruno, Denise Marie, 1965-en_US
dc.contributor.authorBruno, Denise Marie, 1965-en_US
dc.date.issued1990en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe records of 160 patients from a dependency treatment center in Arizona were reviewed in an effort to substantiate the hypothesis that specific clusters of problems stand out as being characteristic of people seeking help for codependency. Research focused on family of origin and childhood experiences in relation to individual codependency levels. The presence of parent's chemical abuse, reported childhood physical and/or sexual abuse and identified dysfunctional family characteristics and each patient's DSM III diagnosis were recorded. Results were analyzed by comparing these variables to the patient's scored codependency level. The hypotheses were confirmed by the following findings: (1) As a subject's chemical dependency increases, codependency level decreases; (2) when sexual and physical abuse are reported, level of codependency increases; (3) as number of dysfunctional family of origin characteristics increase, codependency level increases; and (4) certain DSM III diagnoses related to level of codependency. An insignificant relationship was found between parent's chemical abuse and level of codependency indicating a null hypothesis.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectSociology, Individual and Family Studies.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Consumer Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNewlon, Betty J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1340273en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b26251619en_US
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