Advisor

Bardos, Achilles N.

Committee Member

Hulac, David

Committee Member

Johnson, Brian

Committee Member

Harding, Jennifer

Department

School Psychology

Type of Resources

Text

Place of Publication

Greeley (Colo.)

Publisher

University of Northern Colorado

Date Created

5-2019

Extent

223 pages

Digital Origin

Born digital

Abstract

According to recent research, numerous components of psychological well-being have indicated Americans are struggling psychologically. Given that psychological well-being has a bidirectional and, in some cases, a predictive relationship with various environmental factors, this study sought to discover the “missing link” of psychological well-being. In doing so, this study organized parental meta-emotion philosophy, emotion expression, romantic relationship satisfaction, and psychological well-being into unique measurement and structural models. Correlations, t-tests and structural equation modeling conducted on a sample of 167 indicated emotion-coaching and psychological well-being were significantly related to romantic relationship satisfaction. Further, emotionally-dismissive parenting was significantly related to emotion expression in relationships. No significant, predictive relationships were found between variables. These results served as a foundation for future research seeking to understand how parental characteristics during childhood and current day relationship satisfaction help to support and influence psychological well-being.

Degree type

PhD

Degree Name

Doctoral

Local Identifiers

Evans_unco_0161D_10708

Rights Statement

Copyright is held by the author.

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