Thesis Title

Guilt and Relational Aggression Between Mothers and Their Adult Daughters

Date of Graduation

Fall 2007

Degree

Master of Science in Counseling

Department

Counseling, Leadership and Special Education

Committee Chair

Deborah Cox

Keywords

guilt, women, daughter, mother, relational, aggression, cultural, relationships

Subject Categories

Counseling

Abstract

The purpose of this narrative study is to take a deeper look at the existence and qualities of relational aggression between adult daughters and their mothers and how guilt is involved. More that one-hundred adult women narratives were collected and analyzed using Relational Cultural Theory concepts to explore the interrelatedness of guilt and relational aggression in the mother-daughter relationship. Findings include themes of disconnection, connection, and power. These findings suggest that guilt reactions occur in connection with relational aggression in the mother-daughter relationship.

Copyright

© Alison J. Griswold

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