Dona J. Witten

Project Demonstrating Excellence

Psychosocial factors that bind adults in a long-term, spontaneous group process: A grounded theory inquiry
by Dona J. Witten
Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, Ohio
March, 2008

This study used the grounded theory qualitative methodology to identify the psychosocial factors binding adults in a long-term voluntary social group. Consistent with the social constructionist perspective adopted for this study, data were collected from the stories that the group members voluntarily recalled about their relationships.