Publication Date

2015

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Surjadi, Florensia

Degree Name

M.S. (Master of Science)

Department

School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences

LCSH

Behavioral psychology||Women's studies||Individual & family studies||Clinical psychology||Mental health||Family violence--Research||Psychology||Psychiatry--Research

Abstract

A history of violence in the family of origin and subsequent relationship satisfaction in romantic relationships is an issue believed to be affecting millions in the United States. Specifically, this study sought out to investigate how the family of origin may have an influence on adult intimate relationships, especially in terms of repeating the cycle of violence with regard to abusive behaviors. The study examined 180 NIU students. Findings generally supported the hypothesized associations between the study variables. For instance, a history of violence in the family of origin tends to be associated with violence in romantic relationships and compromised relationship satisfaction. Limitations of the study, implications for professionals and recommendations for future research are also discussed.

Comments

Advisors: Florensia Surjadi.||Committee members: Lin Shi; Charline Xie.

Extent

51 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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