Guilt and Relational Aggression Between Mothers and Their Adult Daughters
Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Counseling
Counseling, Leadership, and Special Education
guilt, women, daughter, mother, relational, aggression, cultural, relationships
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.
© Alison J. Griswold
Griswold, Alison J., "Guilt and Relational Aggression Between Mothers and Their Adult Daughters" (2007). MSU Graduate Theses. 2042.