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Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting

Authors’ Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.

 

Abstract: The purpose of the present study is to examine the psychological impact on individuals that results from a change in geographic proximity of a close friend, romantic partner and a sibling. The topic was chosen in light of personal experiences, that is, deep affiliation with friends, and the subsequent experience of parting. A total of 6 participants (1 male and 1 female in each of the three categories), aged between 19 to 26 years were selected purposively. Out of these, 2 had experienced change in geographic proximity from a friend and 2 from a romantic partner and 2 from a sibling. The study provides an insight into the experiences of those who deal with the process of a romantic partner, friend or sibling moving away. The participants identified had experienced change in geographic proximity of friend, romantic partner or sibling within a period of 1 to 8 months. The various aspects explored were communication, well-being, loneliness, transition in feelings, coping with stress, significant experiences, etc. The data were collected using a semi structured interview, and was transcribed and analysed through thematic analysis.

Keywords: friendship, geographic proximity, parting, romantic partner.

 

How to Cite:

MPA:
Dixit, Urvashi and Sabreen Kaur. “Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2.1 (2017): 72-79.

APA:
Dixit U., & Kaur, S. (2017). Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), 72-79.

Chicago:
Dixit, Urvashi and Sabreen Kaur. “Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting”. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development 2, no. 2, (2017): 72-79.

Harvard:
Dixit, U., Kaur, S. 2017. Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development, 2(2), pp. 72-79.

Vancouver:
Dixit U, Kaur S. Change in Geographical Proximity: A Qualitative Study of the Experience of Parting. Journal of Innovation for Inclusive Development. 2017; 2(2): 72-79.

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