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dependence

[di′pen·dəns]
(medicine)
Habituation to, abuse of, or addiction to a substance.
(statistics)
The existence of a relationship between frequencies obtained from two parts of an experiment which does not arise from the direct influence of the result of the first part on the chances of the second part but indirectly from the fact that both parts are subject to influences from a common outside factor.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Table 1 demonstrates a positive correlation between emotional dependence and killing boredom r(243)=.432, p<.01, expenditure on mobile phone r(243)=.354, p<.01, virtual self -image r(243)=.333, p.<01 and a negative correlation between emotional dependence and managing daily life events r(243) = -.126, p<.05.
However, regarding the emotional value which reflected the degree of passengers' emotional dependence on bus services, with each unit increase of "EMOT," passengers' perceived value would be promoted by 0.271 unit.
(25) Putting the point bluntly: the notion of emotional dependence used by the majority is simply too slippery.
On the subject of relations with third parties, the AMA is more circumspect, emphasizing the consideration of additional factors such as the nature of patients' medical problem, length of relationship, degree of the third party's emotional dependence on the physician, and the importance of the clinical encounter to the third party and the patient.
This is due to ultimate emotional dependence of people on the leaders of their ethnicities.
That is to say that a high level of instrumental and emotional dependence will be correlated with preoccupied attachment and the anxiety dimension.
It was not only a form of emotional dependence. Bastian asserts, as others have before him, that Fisher championed the establishment of an independent Australian Navy.
For example, Minnesota allows lawsuits for "sexual exploitation" if the former patient's capacity to consent was impaired by emotional dependence on the psychotherapist.
Liverpool Crown Court Judge David Swift said: "It appears you developed some emotional dependence, believing you were in love with this girl.
Simcox "ha[d] provided evidence of a serious risk of harm due to abuse and emotional dependence," the lower court held that it could "only consider that evidence 'directly establishing the existence of a grave risk that would expose the child to physical or emotional harm or otherwise place the child in an intolerable situation.
Distance accentuated Prendergast's economic and emotional dependence on his three expatriate children.
These participants also recognized dependence on a sex partner as a coping mechanism that some adolescents use to deal with a "stressful life." One participant described the relationship between emotional dependence and sex for adolescent women confronted with a multitude of problems in different domains of their life in the following way: