individuation

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individuation

[‚in·di‚vij·ə′wā·shən]
(embryology)
The process whereby, through induction, a spatially organized tissue, organ, or embryo develops.
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However, we also expected that adolescents from different individuation profiles would differ most according to socialisation experiences with parents while adolescent individuation is primarily associated with the change in parent-adolescent relationship.
Munich Individuation Test-MITA (Walper, 1997) consists of 35 items (mother and father version), which describe six different aspects of adolescents' separation individuation in relation to parents: (a) Engulfment Anxiety (fear of overcontrol and emotional intrusion of parent, the scale consists of 6 items, [[alpha].
High associations were observed between mother's and father's scores on the corresponding aspects of individuation (rs between .
To avoid similar answers to the corresponding items of individuation and relationship with mother and father the participants filled in the items related to mother on the first day, along with the items related to the adolescent relationships with friends.
In the first step we searched for internally replicable clusters which would best describe the differential profiles of adolescent individuation in relation to parents.
Cases were ordered into clusters, and mean z-scores on seven individuation scales (six MITA subscales and EAS Idealisation subscale) were then used as initial cluster centres in the non-hierarchical K-means clustering procedure in the second step; (b) The K-means clustering procedure was first conducted on the cases from the first sub-sample with initial cluster centres from the same sub-sample (to obtain primary clusters).
We calculated the mean z-score for each of the seven individuation subscales for adolescents in the four clusters by using Ward's hierarchical cluster analysis for the whole sample of adolescents.
Table 1 shows the mean level of the response scale (1-4) and the mean z-score for each of the seven individuation scales, representing the degree to which each scale is characteristic of adolescents in a particular cluster.
The described procedure led to the following characterization of the individuation clusters:
Table 1 Scale mean scores and z-scores (in parentheses) for each of the four clusters and results of ANOVA Cluster Individuation scales Cluster 1 Cluster 2 Cluster 3 Cluster 4 Successful 3.
9%) had medium-high scores on successful individuation, medium scores on parental support seeking, parental idealisation, denial of attachment needs and engulfment anxiety, and medium-low scores on ambivalence and fear of love withdrawal.
9%) showed medium levels of successful individuation and relational needs (parental support seeking, idealisation), medium-high denial of attachment needs and engulfment anxiety, and medium-high ambivalence and fear of love withdrawal.