Date of Award
Master of Arts
Raphael J. Becvar
The construct of differentiation of self, a key concept in the family theory of Murray Bowen, is examined with the purpose of testing Bowen's hypothesis that married couples are differentiated to the same degree. The Differentiation of Self Scale was used with 45 recently married couples from St. Louis County ranging in age from 20 to 71. Results of this study demonstrate that there is no significant correlation between the wives' and husbands' scores.
Galantowicz, Margaret, "Levels of Differentiation of Self in Married Couples" (1992). Theses. 687.
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