Assessing attachment to former spouses: Implementation of the Divorce Reaction Inventory

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Title:
Assessing attachment to former spouses: Implementation of the Divorce Reaction Inventory
Author:
Norris, Barbara Ann, 1955-
Issue Date:
1987
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:
This thesis reports the findings of a replication of a segment of previous research in which level of emotional attachment to former spouse was measured, and relationships of that measurement to particular variables were explored. The hypotheses are based on characteristics expected to be related to attachment in the context of marital separation and divorce. The data reveal that neither length of marriage nor length of time since physical separation bears a relationship to level of attachment. There is no difference in levels of attachment for males and females. Level of attachment is higher for those individuals who wanted the divorce less than for those who wanted the divorce more. Both expectedness of the divorce and preparedness for the consequences of divorce are related negatively to level of attachment.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Divorced people -- United States -- Attitudes.; Divorce -- United States -- Psychological aspects.; Separation (Psychology); Attachment behavior -- United States.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Child Development and Family Relations
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Ridley, Carl A.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAssessing attachment to former spouses: Implementation of the Divorce Reaction Inventoryen_US
dc.creatorNorris, Barbara Ann, 1955-en_US
dc.contributor.authorNorris, Barbara Ann, 1955-en_US
dc.date.issued1987en_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.abstractThis thesis reports the findings of a replication of a segment of previous research in which level of emotional attachment to former spouse was measured, and relationships of that measurement to particular variables were explored. The hypotheses are based on characteristics expected to be related to attachment in the context of marital separation and divorce. The data reveal that neither length of marriage nor length of time since physical separation bears a relationship to level of attachment. There is no difference in levels of attachment for males and females. Level of attachment is higher for those individuals who wanted the divorce less than for those who wanted the divorce more. Both expectedness of the divorce and preparedness for the consequences of divorce are related negatively to level of attachment.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectDivorced people -- United States -- Attitudes.en_US
dc.subjectDivorce -- United States -- Psychological aspects.en_US
dc.subjectSeparation (Psychology)en_US
dc.subjectAttachment behavior -- United States.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineChild Development and Family Relationsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRidley, Carl A.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1332476en_US
dc.identifier.oclc20059447en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b16916268en_US
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