Examining Relational Dynamics in Couples through an Art-Making Experience: A Replication Study
Date of Award
Master of Arts
Marital and Family Therapy
School or College
College of Communication and Fine Arts
This qualitative research looked at the relational dynamics and attachment styles of research participants through individual and dyadic art-making tasks. This research is a replication study of Snir & Wiseman’s (2010) research on Attachment in Romantic Couples and Perceptions of a Joint Drawing Session. In this particular research, three couples completed a demographic questionnaire, the ECR-S, the DAS, an individual art-making task, and a joint nonverbal drawing task with their partner, followed by a verbal reflection facilitated by researchers. Researchers found patterns suggesting attachment style may be correlated with an individual’s cultural background, relationship satisfaction, past relationship experience, and the dyadic art making process and product. Limitations and considerations were further discussed for future research.
Hwang, Kuangheng; McNerney, Anna; Palenik, Grace; and Scheppe, Kathleen, "Examining Relational Dynamics in Couples through an Art-Making Experience: A Replication Study" (2018). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 505.