Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The impact of the relationship with the father on adult children's self-esteem, attachment, and emotional expressivity
by Ceglowski, Jennifer K., M.S., California State University, Long Beach, 2010, 80; 1486298
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the present study was to investigate the impact of the father-child relationship on the individual's self-esteem, emotional expressivity, attachment, and body image. While most previous research focused on father absence in children, there is limited research that reveals the impact of the father-child relationship on the child's future. The present study was conducted with 200 college students who volunteered to participate in the survey. Results indicated that self-esteem and healthy attachment were significantly impacted by positive relationship with the father. However, there were no significant gender differences for the impact of father absence on adults. In the past, the mother-child relationship has been viewed as more important; however, the results from this study indicated that the father-child relationship may be just as important. These effects stay with the individual into adulthood which stresses the importance of early interventions. Implications, limitations, and recommendations for future research are discussed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ratanasiripong, Paul
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 49/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Counseling Psychology, Clinical psychology
Publication Number: 1486298
ISBN: 978-1-124-24299-6
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