Breakup Adjustment in Young Adulthood


BARUTÇU YILDIRIM K. F. , Demir A. G.

JOURNAL OF COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT, vol.93, no.1, pp.38-44, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 93 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/j.1556-6676.2015.00179.x
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.38-44
  • Keywords: romantic relationship, breakup, adjustment, NONMARITAL RELATIONSHIP DISSOLUTION, ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, ATTACHMENT, RECOVERY, ONSET, ROLES, LIFE

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the ability of young adults to adjust to the breakup of a romantic relationship by examining the possible predictors. The sample comprised 140 women and 143 men. Simultaneous regression analysis indicated that initiator status, existence of a new partner, certainty of the reasons for the breakup, and perceived social support were significant predictors and accounted for 18% of the variance in the measure of adjustment to breakup.