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VULNERABILITY TO ANXIETY IN ADULTS AS A FUNCTION OF LOSS AS EARLY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE DEATH OF MOTHER)

Cochinwala, Seema (1990) VULNERABILITY TO ANXIETY IN ADULTS AS A FUNCTION OF LOSS AS EARLY TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE (WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE DEATH OF MOTHER). PhD thesis, University of Karachi, Karachi.

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Abstract

In the present research it was demonstrated that the loss of the mother in Early Childhood has its effects on the personality of an adult. It was hypothesized that, the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the Loss Group, will be more as compared to the No Loss Group, under the stressful situation of loss of support, but the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the two groups will not differ under the stressful situation of no loss of support. Furthermore it was also hypothesized that the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the Loss Group will be more under the stressful situation of loss of support as compared to the stressful situation of no loss of support, but the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the No Loss Group will not differ under the above mentioned situations. In order to test these hypotheses, thirty male and thirty female students were tested before and after they listened to the audio tape recording of the story of the stressful situation of loss of support and the story of the stressful situation of no loss of support. The test was applied in order to get the statistical significance of the results. It was found that the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the Loss Group was significantly high as compared to the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the No Loss Group under the stressful situation of loss of support, whereas the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the two groups did not significantly differ under the stressful situation of no loss of support. The mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the Loss Group was significantly high under the stressful situation of loss of support as compared to the stressful situation of no loss of support, whereas the mean State anxiety and the mean Galvanic Skin Response of the No Loss Group did not significantly differ under the stressful situation of loss of support and under the stressful situation of no loss of support. Avenues for further research have also been suggested.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Uncontrolled Keywords:early childhood, anxiety, loss group, stress, galvanic skin response, mother
Subjects:Social Sciences(g) > Psychology (g16)
ID Code:498
Deposited By:Mr. Muhammad Asif
Deposited On:05 Aug 2006
Last Modified:04 Oct 2007 21:01

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