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Bonding from Afar: The Effects of a Writing Micro-intervention on Perceived Child-Parent Connectedness and Personal Well-being

Abstract Previous studies about well-being have examined either gratitude’s or social connectedness’ relationship to subjective well-being. The aim of this randomized control trial was to examine the efficacy of a gratitude-based writing micro-intervention in enhancing felt social connectedness and well-being between young adults and their parents. The trial tested the impact of engaging in gratitude-based writing about family members or enhanced caretakers on measures of social connectedness and well-being between grown children and their parents. Data from a pool of social work students in the Southwest (N=148) were used. Results revealed within-subject effects and between subject effects for psychological well-being from pretest to one month foll... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Kaplan, Tamar (Author) / LeCroy, Craig W (Advisor) / Williams, Lela R (Committee member) / Brown, Mary Ellen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social work / children / closeness / family relationships / parent-child relationships / well-being
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Social Work 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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