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The relations between dimensions of adult attachment, emotional empathy, and childhood maltreatment


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Balent, Boris. (2006). The relations between dimensions of adult attachment, emotional empathy, and childhood maltreatment. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Keresteš, Gordana].

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The aim of this study was to examine the relations between dimensions of the adult romantic attachment and emotional empathy on the nonhealping profession sample. We also wanted to examine the role of the child abuse, i.e. the aplicability of the wounded healer concept. The measures used ware Adult Romantic Attachment Questionnaire (Kamenov & Jelic, 2003), Emotional Empathic Tendency Scale (Mehrabian & Epstein, 1972), and Child Abuse Questionnaire (Karlovic, 2001). The sample consisted of 203 female and male students of Faculty of Physical Education of the University of Zagreb. Resultes have shown negative relation between the avoidance dimension and emotional empathy, confirming the attachment theory. Significant relation between the anxiety dimension and emotional empathy has not been found, which is in disagreement with the attachment theory. Also, this study did not provide evidence in support of the role of the child maltreatmant or the wounded healer concept.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: attachment, empathy, abuse, wonded healer concept
Subjects: Psychology > Psihologija ličnosti
Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Psychology > Razvojna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Keresteš, Gordana
Date Deposited: 05 Jul 2007
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2014 14:06

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