Date of Award

4-15-2011

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (MSCP)

Committee Chair

BJ Scott, PsyD

Abstract

In this pilot study, seven caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease completed an online survey involving the following variables: internal and external attribution, caregiver resentment, and pre-morbid and current relationship quality. Given the small number of participants and a Bonferroni adjustment to correct for experiment-wide error, no significant associations were found using Pearson correlations. However, significant trends were present for current relationship quality and caregiver resentment level; internal attributions and resentment level; and internal attributions and pre-morbid relationship quality. A follow-up study is planned to look further into these associations with a greater number of participants, in order to aid in the development of treatments and interventions.

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