Event Title

The impact of internal shame narrative on intimate relationships satisfaction within the conservative Christian culture.

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Scott Edwards, Ph.D.

Project Type

Research Proposal

Primary Department

Marriage and Family Therapy

Description

This study will examine internal shame narratives and intimate relationship satisfaction within the conservative Christian culture. Research indicates that when shame is experience internally there is an association with insecure attachment to the partner, adaptive interactions, and relationship satisfaction for males and females. Internalized shame narratives may influence satisfaction in intimate relationship within the conservative Christian culture. The sample will consist of 20 conservative Christian adult couples aged 18-45 years old living in the US. Phenomenological interviews will be transcribed, coded, and categorized to develop emergent themes around shame proneness, adult romantic attachment, adaptive interactions, and relationship satisfaction

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The impact of internal shame narrative on intimate relationships satisfaction within the conservative Christian culture.

This study will examine internal shame narratives and intimate relationship satisfaction within the conservative Christian culture. Research indicates that when shame is experience internally there is an association with insecure attachment to the partner, adaptive interactions, and relationship satisfaction for males and females. Internalized shame narratives may influence satisfaction in intimate relationship within the conservative Christian culture. The sample will consist of 20 conservative Christian adult couples aged 18-45 years old living in the US. Phenomenological interviews will be transcribed, coded, and categorized to develop emergent themes around shame proneness, adult romantic attachment, adaptive interactions, and relationship satisfaction