Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/579330
Title:
The Anxiety of Not Finding and Securing a Life Partner
Author:
Oko, Jamie Nora
Issue Date:
2015
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 necessity of a romantic or close relationship plays a very significant role in the lives and thought processes of young adults today (Robinson, & Wright, 2013). This study explored, whether college students have an anxiety about finding and securing a life partner. Participants were first presented with the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ), and Existential Isolation scale (EIS). Participants then received false personality feedback about the likelihood of finding and securing a life partner. Explicit anxiety was then measured with the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS-X), and implicitly with a lexical decision task. A between subjects factorial with repeated measures ANOVA, found no significant differences between anxiety and non-anxiety related words in the lexical decision task. PANAS-X scores remained non-significant, demonstrating no noteworthy increase in anxiety following receiving negative feedback. Several exploratory analyses and hypotheses for future research are included.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.S.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Psychology
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Greenberg, Jeff

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dc.titleThe Anxiety of Not Finding and Securing a Life Partneren_US
dc.creatorOko, Jamie Noraen
dc.contributor.authorOko, Jamie Noraen
dc.date.issued2015en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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
dc.description.abstractThe necessity of a romantic or close relationship plays a very significant role in the lives and thought processes of young adults today (Robinson, & Wright, 2013). This study explored, whether college students have an anxiety about finding and securing a life partner. Participants were first presented with the Attachment Style Questionnaire (ASQ), and Existential Isolation scale (EIS). Participants then received false personality feedback about the likelihood of finding and securing a life partner. Explicit anxiety was then measured with the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS-X), and implicitly with a lexical decision task. A between subjects factorial with repeated measures ANOVA, found no significant differences between anxiety and non-anxiety related words in the lexical decision task. PANAS-X scores remained non-significant, demonstrating no noteworthy increase in anxiety following receiving negative feedback. Several exploratory analyses and hypotheses for future research are included.en
dc.typetexten
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
dc.contributor.advisorGreenberg, Jeffen
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