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ERIC Number: EJ782256
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Significance of Individuation in Adult Child--Parent Relationships
Buhl, Heike M.
Journal of Family Issues, v29 n2 p262-281 2008
This study investigates the significance of adult children's individuation for the adult child--parent relationship. Following Youniss, individuation was assessed via its dimensions of both connectedness and individuality. A sample of 349 participants between 20 and 47 years of age were given questionnaires containing scales from the Network of Relationships Inventory among others. Individuation predicted satisfaction, intimacy, and conflict. The combination of connectedness and individuality did not have any impact on relationship quality. The significance of children's individuation did not differ between young and middle-aged adults. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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