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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

A correlational study of self-esteem and family support in adult children of alcoholics and adult children of non-alcoholics

Kraemer, Jennifer Lynn. January 1999 (has links) (PDF)
Thesis, PlanB (M.S.)--University of Wisconsin--Stout, 1999. / Includes bibliographical references.

Adults' experiences with faith following the death of a parent : a project based upon an independent investigation /

Novick, Katherine Britton. January 2007 (has links)
Thesis (M.S.W.)--Smith College School for Social Work, Northampton, Mass., 2007. / Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 94-96).

Coping resources utilized by adult children of alcoholics /

Querry, Mark Edwin January 1992 (has links)
No description available.

Adult children of alcoholics : an exploration of heterogeneity utilizing childhood roles, family of origin health, and adult attachment styles

Draper, Meredith Lee, 1972- 12 October 2012 (has links)
Research reports that an estimated forty-three percent of adults, or seventy-six million people, in the United States have relatives who are alcoholic. In addition, one in eight individuals, or an estimated 30 million adults, has an alcoholic parent. The literature suggests that the impact of growing up in an alcoholic family system may affect psychological functioning well into adulthood. Adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) are at increased risk for a myriad of psychological symptoms including substance abuse/dependency, problems in interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, and low self-esteem. However, research has also indicated that there may be more heterogeneity within this group than previously reported. It has been suggested that while patterns of maladjustment and increased risk for psychological distress may be evident, no clear “syndrome” related to this population was supported. This study explored whether an ACOA’s childhood family role (i.e. Hero, Scapegoat, Mascot and Lost Child) explained variance within this population, using adult attachment and family of origin health as outcome measures. Results did not support this hypothesis. This study also examined between group differences in adult attachment styles and family of origin health between a sample of ACOAs and Non-ACOAs. Analysis indicated that ACOAs reported significantly more Fearful attachment styles than Non-ACOAs. As well, post-hoc analyses indicated that ACOAs described their families of origin as promoting significantly less personal responsibility, as well as, having lower support for the expression of emotions and constructive conflict resolution than Non-ACOAs. This study provides information which may be utilized by clinicians working with this population. The impact of less secure attachment styles within the therapeutic relationship should be considered. As well, this study provides evidence that a specific pattern of maladjustment secondary to the dynamics created by the disease of addiction may be present within alcoholic family systems that may differentiate them from other “dysfunctional” families. / text

Sense of coherence, relational functioning and concepts of health in adult daughter caregivers as compared with an age cohort of women /

Graf, Theresa M. January 1994 (has links)
Thesis (Ed.D.)--Teachers College, Columbia University, 1994. / Includes tables and appendices. Typescript; issued also on microfilm. Sponsor: Marilyn Rawnsley. Dissertation Committee: Jane A. Monroe. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 117-131).

Reframing the Effects of Divorce: External Factors and Individual Coping Strategies that Contribute to Adult Children’s Feelings About Parental Divorce

Brunelle, Kerry N. January 2012 (has links)
Thesis advisor: Kelly Rossetto / Because divorce has become a prominent fixture in society within the last several decades, a significant amount of research has been conducted on divorce and its subsequent effects on the family system. Many of these studies have shown the negative effects of divorce on members of the family, particularly children. Previous literature on coping with divorce has outlined the strategies families use to manage these negative effects. Rather than focusing solely on the negative side of divorce, this study sought to provide a more complete picture of the effects of divorce, including the possibility of positive outcomes. Nine in-depth interviews were conducted with adult children of divorce to examine their feelings about divorce, the factors that contribute to these feelings, and their coping strategies. Changes in family structure, lack of divorce information, role reversal, parents’ sadness, continued conflict, parental disclosure, remarriage, and financial difficulties contributed to participants’ negative feelings of confusion, neglect, anger, sadness, and feeling caught. Having a voice, parental involvement, parents’ happiness, decreased conflict, and remarriage contributed to their positive feelings of empowerment, relief, and closeness with family members. In addition to these factors, coping strategies denial, patience, mediation, role acceptance, open communication, social support, and learning from the divorce also increased participants’ positive feelings and decreased their negative feelings. Overall, participants’ described parental divorce as a continuous and difficult, yet worthwhile process for themselves and their families. / Thesis (BA) — Boston College, 2012. / Submitted to: Boston College. College of Arts and Sciences. / Discipline: Communication Honors Program. / Discipline: Communication.

Book of changes

Fawbush, Vanessa 23 April 2003 (has links)
I have elected to write a creative nonfiction thesis because it serves to demonstrate my proficiency in the areas of rhetoric and composition. This thesis consists of a series of personal essays based on my effort to reclaim my voice as a writer. In order to organize these essays, I used the eight trigrams, or universal elements, found in the ancient Chinese I Ching, Book of Changes. They are: Heaven, Thunder, Water, Mountain, Earth, Wind, Fire, and Lake. One by one, I interpreted each element in an effort to create a transformation narrative, my own Book of Changes. Despite the chaos of my real story, the universal elements offered a grounding for each essay. Each essay illustrates my survival as a woman and as a writer. Although these essays grew out of a deeply personal experience, this thesis is about crafting an essay-reclaiming my voice and my body of writing. / Graduation date: 2003

Interpersonal conflict styles of adult children of alcoholics and adults from non-alcoholic families

Tribolet, Jamie Corbett, 1951- January 1988 (has links)
No description available.

The identification and prevalence of characteristic behaviors of adult children of alcoholics

Karlstrom, Karin K. January 1988 (has links)
The thesis was designed to identify adult children of alcoholics (ACOAs) among a sample of Ball State University students. The prevalence of common characteristic behaviors among adult anonymous survey was administered to two large sections of the Health Science, Fundamentals of Human Health class to obtain a representative sample.The results of the survey identified 21.9 percent of the 288 subjects to be adult children of alcoholics. A combined total of 31.6 percent of the 288 subjects were identified be adult children of problem drinkers and ACOAs. The most prevalent characteristic behavior identified by the ACOA population is statement number six, “I take myself very seriously.” This behavior characteristic was checked by 49.2 percent of the 63 identified ACOAs. The remaining 19 statements also were analyzed to enable the investigator to develop an accurate ACOA profile. / Department of Physiology and Health Science

The experience of a small sample of adult children following placement of a parent in a residential aged care facility - high level of care /

Pawelski, Bozena Unknown Date (has links)
Thesis (MGeront)--University of South Australia, 1999

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