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Turning points of closeness in the mother-son relationship.

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dc.contributor.advisor Morman, Mark T.
dc.contributor.author Whiteley, Marianna.
dc.contributor.other Baylor University. Dept. of Communication Studies. en
dc.date.copyright 2008-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2104/5235
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the current project is to investigate the historically understudied nature of the mother-son relationship. While there is a significant portion of research in parent-child relationships regarding gender identification and same-sex parent-child dyadic communication, a significant gap in communication research regarding cross-gendered parent-child relationships continues to exist. The focus of this project is twofold: (1) to discover significant turning points of closeness between mother and son, i.e. significant life events that either increased or decreased intimacy in the mother-son relationship; and (2) to examine relationship variables that influence mother-son closeness. This study hopes to identify not only significant moments of closeness within the mother-son relationship, but also what events and influences affect the fluid dynamic of intimacy between mother and son. en
dc.rights Baylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission. en
dc.subject Mothers and sons. en
dc.subject Developmental psychology. en
dc.subject Interpersonal relations. en
dc.subject Intimacy (Psychology) en
dc.subject Life change events -- Psychological aspects. en
dc.title Turning points of closeness in the mother-son relationship. en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree M.A. en
dc.rights.accessrights Baylor University access only en
dc.contributor.department Communication Studies. en


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