Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between family of origin rituals and young adults' attachment style when controlling for parents' attachment style. The sample consisted of 222 paired young adults and one parent (representing 208 families) from 36 different states. Family of origin rituals were measured using the Family Ritual Questionnaire (FRQ) and attachment was measured using the Experiences in Close Relationships Revised (ECR-R) questionnaire. Results indicated a negative relationship between family of origin ritual meaning and young adult attachment anxiety. Results also indicated that family of origin ritual meaning significantly predicted young adult anxiety after controlling for parent attachment.

Degree

MS

College and Department

Marriott School of Management; Recreation Management

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Date Submitted

2006-03-21

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etd1239

Keywords

attachment, rituals, family recreation

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