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Title:Disengagement: The Influence of Family Dysfunction and Childhood Trauma
Author(s):Miles, Jacquelin Margaret
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Fitzgerald, Louise F.
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Individual and Family Studies
Abstract:It was found that the nature of Disengagement again differed for the two, groups and also that although trauma did not appear to differentiate between the groups, family dysfunction was much more prevalent in the "low" control group. In sum, Disengagement, as initially construed, seems to be characteristic of persons with "high" levels of control over this process, whereas dissociation predominates among those with "low" control. It is speculated that Disengagement arises as part of normal developmental processes, and that disruptions of this process may result in dissociation. An important disrupter appears to be family dysfunction, whereas trauma, although important, has different effects depending on the context in which it occurs.
Issue Date:2000
Description:159 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971137
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2000

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