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Individuation and connection in mother-daughter relationships

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dc.contributor.advisor Rapmund, Valerie Joan en Hsu, Shu-Chun, M.A. en 2009-08-25T10:53:15Z 2009-08-25T10:53:15Z 2009-08-25T10:53:15Z 2005-11-30 en
dc.identifier.citation Hsu, Shu-Chun, M.A. (2009) Individuation and connection in mother-daughter relationships, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study is to explore the processes of individuation and connection in mother-daughter relationships, and describe how these relationships may or may not be facilitated by the intervention of reflections and joint narratives. This study used social constructionism as the epistemological framework and involved in-depth interviews with three mother-daughter pairs. Hermeneutics was used to analyse the data. The participants' experiences were recounted through the researcher's lens in the form of themes that characterised their relationships as well as interactional patterns. Participant's experiences of the research process, and what the researcher believed were helpful and unhelpful behaviours in her interaction with each mother-daughter pair, were discussed. A comparative analysis was also undertaken between the common themes identified in the stories of the mother-daughter pairs and the literature. The information gained could assist women as well as professionals in understanding and respecting mother-daughter relationships in their specific contexts. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xii, 268 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Process oriented en
dc.subject Stories en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.subject Hermeneutics en
dc.subject Social constructionism en
dc.subject Relationships en
dc.subject Daughters en
dc.subject Mothers en
dc.subject Female identity en
dc.subject Disconnection en
dc.subject Separation en
dc.subject Connection en
dc.subject Individuation en
dc.subject.ddc 306.8743
dc.subject.lcsh Individuation (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Identity
dc.subject.lcsh Interpersonal relations
dc.subject.lcsh Mothers and daughters
dc.subject.lcsh Intergenerational relations
dc.subject.lcsh Identity (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Psychology
dc.title Individuation and connection in mother-daughter relationships en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology en M. A. (Psychology) en

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