Year of Award
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Counselor Education and Supervision
Department or School/College
School of Education
John Sommers-Flanagan, Lindsey Nichols, Veronica Johnson, Kimbery Brown-Campbell
attachment, counseling, relationship education
University of Montana
For several decades, a variety of interventions have been utilized in an effort to improve the likelihood that individuals will attain a stable and satisfying marriage. Historically, these interventions have taken place when individuals are already partnered and challenging relationship dynamics are already established. More recently, however, many relationship experts have established a more proactive approach to prevent marital decline. Adults with secure attachment feel comfortable with closeness and interdependence in relationships. Similarly, they believe they are worthy of love and see others as trustworthy and dependable. In contrast, adults with insecure attachment tend to struggle more in close relationships. This study adds research to both the relationship education and attachment fields by evaluating whether or not students' attachment security is impacted by a semester long undergraduate course on intimate relationships.
Hood, Meredith, "THE EFFECTS OF INTIMATE RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION ON UNIVERSITY STUDENTS' ATTACHMENT SECURITY" (2014). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 4399.
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