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Resilience in intimate relationships

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dc.contributor.advisor Snyders, Frederik Jacobus Albertus, 1946- Venter, Nerine 2009-11-13T12:41:56Z 2009-11-13T12:41:56Z 2009-02
dc.identifier.citation Venter, Nerine (2009) Resilience in intimate relationships, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This is a qualitative study that researches the definition and meaning of resilience in intimate relationships. A constructivist perspective guides the theoretical framework of this study and a systemic approach to intimate relationships provides a theoretical foundation. Apart from an extensive literature survey, three different sources of information were included in this study on relational resilience. Three family therapists were interviewed to gain some understanding of their experiences with couples in distress. Three participant couples examined visual stimuli (excerpts of couple interactions from five films) and discussed their responses and personal experiences in semi-structured interviews. The participants’ themes were analysed through thematic network analysis in order to explore their definitions of resilience in light of their own experiences. It was found that resilience in intimate relationships can be defined as the ability of the couple to endure adversity. It involves the relational capacity to adapt, grow, and recover from adversities and it includes relational processes that allow the couple as a system to rebound from shared difficulties and become more resourceful. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (viii, 166 leaves : bill.)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Resilience en
dc.subject Relational resilience en
dc.subject Couples’ resilience en
dc.subject Intimate relationships en
dc.subject Relational abilities en
dc.subject Relational processes en
dc.subject Marriage
dc.subject Systemic paradigm
dc.subject.ddc 158.2
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait)
dc.subject.lcsh Intimacy (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage -- Psychological aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Resilience (Personality trait)
dc.subject.lcsh Intimacy (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Marriage -- Psychological aspects
dc.title Resilience in intimate relationships en
dc.type Dissertation en
dc.description.department Psychology M.A. (Clinical Psychology))

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