|Titolo della pubblicazione ospite||Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research|
|Numero di pagine||3|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Pubblicato - 2014|
“Intimacy is a term that, despite its widespread use, remains relatively ambiguous” (Hirschberger, Florian & Mikulincer, 2003, p.676). This sentence underlines the difficulty to define, and to measure family intimacy. Indeed, measuring family intimacy involves taking into account both several dimensions of the construct, and different level of analysis. In the literature, several definitions of intimacy have been provided (Erikson, 1963; Reis & Shaver, 1988; Sullivan, 1953), Often intimacy is defined using terms as cohesion, closeness, support, trust, self-disclosure, responsiveness, presence, interdependence, positivity (Foley & Duck, 2006).
- FAMILY INTIMACY