A prototype analysis of missing : centrality, valence, and correlates of the experience of interpersonal separation

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A prototype analysis of missing : centrality, valence, and correlates of the experience of interpersonal separation

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Title: A prototype analysis of missing : centrality, valence, and correlates of the experience of interpersonal separation
Author: Fiorentino, Remy
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Sociology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Running Time: 339140 bytes127419 bytes
Issue Date: 2003
Abstract: To date there has been no research on the experience of 'missing' in romantic relationships. The current study seeks to define and analyze the concept of missing from a prototype perspective. In Study 1, subjects listed features of missing. In Study 2, centrality and valence rankings for these features were collected, and a prototype of missing was created. Analysis revealed significant differences in how each gender defined missing. Analysis also revealed a number of significant correlations between specific feature ratings and attachment style, implicit theories of relationships, self-esteem, and neuroticism. The correlations between centrality/valence of features and certain personality traits, such as low self-esteem, suggest serious potential problems in the context of a 'missing' situation. Each independent variable yielded a prototype that differed significantly from the general prototype, suggesting that it may be crucial to relationship stability and satisfaction to understand how one's partner might define missing differently from one's self.
Subject: Interpersonal relations
Subject: Self-esteem
Subject: Separation (Psychology)
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/760

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Fiorentino, Remy. "A prototype analysis of missing : centrality, valence, and correlates of the experience of interpersonal separation". 2003. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/760.

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