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Title:Attachment in donor conception: curiosity, search, and contact
Author(s):Lozano, Elizabeth Barlow
Advisor(s):Fraley, R. Chris
Department / Program:Psychology
Discipline:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):curiosity
identity
attachment
donor conception
Abstract:Donor conceived (DC) people represent a unique population with atypical family structures. The present study examined whether individual differences in attachment predict adults’ self-reported curiosity about their donor conception identity, as well as attempts to find the donor and establish contact. Data were collected from 488 donor conceived people from the Donor Sibling Registry (DSR). People who were high in attachment-related anxiety were more curious than others about their donor conception. Despite this curiosity, however, highly anxious people were more disengaged from donor conception and were not more likely than others to search for or have made contact with their donor. These findings suggest that insecure attachment – in particular, attachment anxiety – may contribute to peoples’ willingness to incorporate donor conception into their identities.
Issue Date:2018-07-20
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/101735
Rights Information:© 2018 Elizabeth Barlow Lozano
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-09-27
Date Deposited:2018-08


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