Separation anxiety : its affects on adopted adults and their significant relationships
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Smith, Kate Louise
BA in Psychology
Dublin Business School
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The experimental hypoFinal Year Project 1 of this study, states that there will be a significant difference among adopted and non-adopted adults in relation to separation anxiety. The experimental hypoFinal Year Project 2 of this study, states that there will be a significant difference among male and female adults in relation to separation anxiety. There were 145 participants in this study, 26 adopted and 119 non-adopted the majority of which are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd full-time students and a class of part-time students at DBS School of Arts. This study is a between subject design. The participants were asked to fill out a questionnaire based on the Significant Others Scale (SOS). The statistical analysis used to find the results were t-tests. The results found that in the majority of relationships there was no significant difference between adopted and non-adopted adults and similarly no significant difference in male and females, however, it was also indicated that non-adopted and males were slightly higher in levels of separation anxiety then non-adopted and females.