Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
Lindsey J Thomas
Framed by Communicated Narrative Sense-Making Theory, this thesis project explored the stories that adult children of alcoholics shared regarding their experiences with their alcoholic parents. More specifically, narration about being an adult child of an alcoholic was explored alongside measures of individual coping and resilience. Thematic narrative analysis of interviews (n = 9) illuminated two main story types: distance due to alcoholism (n = 5) and closeness despite (history with) alcoholism (n = 4).
Evans, Tristin, "Adult Children of Alcoholcs: an Exploration of the Narratives They Share" (2023). Theses and Dissertations. 1738.