Effects of Early Abuse on Adult Intimate Relationships (ICPSR 35895)

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Cindy M. Meston, University of Texas-Austin

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This project conducts two studies that collect data to examine effects of a history of childhood abuse (CA) on adult intimate relationships. In Study 1, information on intimacy schemas is derived by conducting human-aided content analyses and computer-aided language analyses of control and intimacy through relevant essays written by 150 women with and 150 women without a history of CA. In Study 2, 165 women with a history of CA and intimacy difficulties are randomly assigned to write about either: 1) time management (control), 2) a past traumatic experience, or 3) intimacy-relevant schemas. Pre- and post- (1, 3, 6, months) writing intervention assessments are conducted to examine the impact of the writing interventions on intimacy variables.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (3R01HD051676)

NICHD funded the PRIMARY DATA COLLECTION of this project.

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