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Views on and Perceptions of Experiences of Touch Avoidance: An Exploratory Study
Linnéuniversitetet, Fakulteten för Hälso- och livsvetenskap (FHL), Institutionen för psykologi (PSY).
2013 (Engelska)Ingår i: Current psychology (New Brunswick, N.J.), ISSN 1046-1310, E-ISSN 1936-4733, Vol. 32, nr 1, s. 44-59Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
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The aim of this study was to explore perceptions of physical touch by conducting semi-structured interviews with 14 participants, nine women and five men (M (age) = 25.1). A touch avoidance screening form was used to select subjects with the highest scores on touch avoidance as well as those with the lowest scores, that is, the greatest acceptance of touch, for the interviews (n = 7 in each group). Data were analyzed using Burnard's stage-by-stage process of coding and categorization. The identified superordinate themes were labeled: 1) safe haven, 2) skill, 3) physical appearance, 4) ambivalence and 5) fear. Among other findings, touch avoiders seemed to have a greater need for bodily intimacy as a confirmation of the romantic partner relationship than did touch accepters. It was concluded that the experience of physical closeness is complex, and the relationships with attachment theory were discussed. Further research was suggested to more thoroughly investigate the present findings on touch avoidance, as well as the origins of touch avoidance and its consequences for personal relationships and communication skills.

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2013. Vol. 32, nr 1, s. 44-59
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Touch avoidance, Qualitative content analysis, Attachment theory
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Psykologi
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Samhällsvetenskap, Psykologi
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-24831DOI: 10.1007/s12144-012-9162-1ISI: 000314765200004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84873747868OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-24831DiVA, id: diva2:612111
Tillgänglig från: 2013-03-20 Skapad: 2013-03-20 Senast uppdaterad: 2017-12-06Bibliografiskt granskad

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